Understanding DPP

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Note: This ebook covers DPP 3 only and not DPP 4, the latest version of Canon’s software.

Have you ever tried using Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software but been discouraged by the lack of a good guide or an understanding of what the program can do? The good news is that DPP is actually quite easy to use and has a lot of creative potential, once someone shows you how. Understanding DPP does exactly that.

This eBook is written for anybody who wants to learn how to get the best out of their Raw files with DPP. It will also appeal to photographers who would like to use Raw, but are put off by the complexity or expense of more advanced software.

Understanding DPP ebook

The difference between Understanding DPP and a manual or guide is that it explains how to use the software, but also, and more importantly, why you should use it. It’s written for creative photographers who want to use the functions within DPP (such as white balance, Picture Style and contrast control) to make creative images.

If you’ve never tried the Raw format before it has a number of advantages over the JPEG format. With Raw, you can capture more detail in the highlights and shadows. You have more post-processing options; you can adjust white balance and Picture Style, convert to black and white, and correct chromatic aberrations and barrel distortion. Understanding DPP explores these advantages in depth, and explains how to use these functions in DPP, including the new Digital Lens Optimizer.

You may not have realised it, but DPP is very good at black and white conversions and toning effects. I’ll show you how to get the best out of DPP for monochrome – there’s an entire section devoted to it in the eBook.

Understanding DPP is illustrated throughout by my photos – every single one of which was processed using DPP. By the time you’ve finished working your way through the eBook, you’ll be an expert Digital Photo Professional user.

Understanding DPP ebook

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Note: Understanding DPP is written specifically for the owners of Canon EOS digital SLRS.

Understanding DPP

Title: Understanding DPP

Length: 81 double page spreads

Words: approx 27,000

Format: PDF. You can view Understanding DPP using free Adobe reader software on any PC. You can also read Understanding DPP on the iPad using iBooks – the ebook has been optimised for iPad viewing.


The Raw format

Getting started
Getting started
Quick check
Edit window
The tool palette
DPP workflow

Processing Raw files

Picture Styles
The histogram
White balance
Contrast sliders
The alerts
Color tone
Color saturation
Lens correction
Lens distortion
Chromatic aberration
Noise reduction
Trimming Angle
Transfer images

Black and white in DPP
Black and white
Why mono?
Converting to B&W
Digital toning
Toning with curves

Converting to JPEG and TIFF
Converting files
Batch processing

Additional features of DPP
Before & after
Stamp tool


Updating DPP
Monitor calibration
Comparing DPP

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