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Silkypix.... How STRANGE !!!

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Mal, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Mal

    Mal Veteran

    Sep 23, 2010
    Liverpool / UK
    Is it JUST me....

    I opened SilkyPix to give it another go (haven't quite figured it out yet...:confused: ) and pulled up a few jpeg's and raw's to attempt...

    However, I pulled up a jpeg, taken with my Leica V-lux 1, and Silkypix refused to open it... surprised...:eek:  I then tried one taken with a Leica D-lux 3.... same thing.... then my new Lumix FP3.... once again... a no go... :mad: 

    Tried some more LX5's and they opened perfectly.... AM I RIGHT IN THINKING... THIS IS AN EDITING SUITE TO SUIT ONLY MY LX5?? or any of the newer HIGHER Lumix models??? :dash2: Does it open LX3/D-lux 4 files? or any more of our members digital camera files?

  2. Boyzo

    Boyzo Veteran

    Jul 14, 2010
    Hi Mal
    SP here on windows 4 64bit and no trouble opening in edit the following jpegs / raw for the LX3 / GF1 / even my old L1.
    I wonder if the CD thats with the LX5 has this limitation .. dunno .. what version you running .. also you can d/l it from SP japan site for free.
    The latest version would be backward compatible IMHO
    Cant remember which camera CD is my installed SP.

  3. Mal

    Mal Veteran

    Sep 23, 2010
    Liverpool / UK
    I'm running the version which came with the camera..... Silkypix Developer Studio 3.1SE (version 3.1.22)
  4. Boyzo

    Boyzo Veteran

    Jul 14, 2010
    well mine is the older Silkypix Developer Studio 3.0SE (version
    It works with the L1 RAW which is old.

    What does it say on the CD (lx5) specific ??? or Just SP .... version etc

    My 3 SP cd's do not state camera btw
  5. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Regular

    Nov 11, 2010
    Ha! I've tried to use it over the past 4 weeks or so, since getting my LX5, and although it works, it's damn near indecipherable. NOT a well-written program. Going to learn LR and/or DxO
  6. Boyzo

    Boyzo Veteran

    Jul 14, 2010
    Actually Lr3 is a steep learning curve :wink:
    SP produces excellent results its just the strange editing method :frown:
    Whats special about DxO ???
  7. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    While it's true that LR3 has a steep learning curve it is still better than SP. With SP there are very few resources for learning the programme, with LR there are many free websites, videos and podcast, dealing with every aspect of the programme in addition to the many very good guides in print. If you do decide to go with LR let me know and I'll send you a list of websites and podcasts.

    You can of course download thirty day trials of most of these RAW programmes, though it requires intensive use over such a short period to know if they are really going to suit you. If you are looking at other options the other one I used and liked (before eventually settling on LR) is Capture One.
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  8. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I am pretty sure the version of Silkypix supplied by Panasonic is camera specific. I own the full version 4 so never bothered with the crippled version. It is quite counter-intuitive and takes a lot of practice. I now use LR3.
  9. Boyzo

    Boyzo Veteran

    Jul 14, 2010

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