DPP 3 is that it is compatible with images from any EOS digital camera. market and this has given here a unique insight about the workflow and processing. Welcome to the Digital Photo Professional video tutorial section! CPN writer and software expert George Cairns unpacks Canon’s popular workflow software and . Canon’s Digital Photo Professional (DPP), which reached version 4 in , continues to be a popular workflow tool for those photographers.

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Click Execute when ready. If working with more than one image that needs similar processing done to it, I copy the recipe to the clipboard right-click on the image and select Copy recipe to clipboard and again right click on the image and select the Paste recipe to all images option.

CR2 files or any other files you specify a filename extension for workf,ow including.

Digital Workflow – Using Canon Digital Photo Professional

The next task in my digital workflow is my archiving and backup strategy. Blemishes can be removed from your loved ones or from those paying you. In that case I just skip straight to the next step, which is Noise Ninja. The rest of them can be recreated by simply re-exporting the shots from Lightroom again. Be careful to not over-sharpen your images I see this frequently.

Getting to grips with new software is often a steep learning curve however. Some of these accessories are already integrated in your camera, such as one to help you make the most of Picture Styles, while others may require that you add them on or use software.

Using DPP in workflow with other photo software

Yet at the same time all of the in-camera corrections can be changed if you feel that the settings are not right for the image. Remember or write down the ideal color temperature setting for the various situations you frequently encounter – such as at a church or in cajon living room at night.


As of this writing, the software is in version 3. I maintain at least 5 complete sets of backup drives – with at least 2 at a distant off-site location at all times. The brightest pixels in the image will show on the very right side of the histogram – but will not be stacked against the right wall indicating blown highlights pure white – no detail. For this I use a dedicated card reader, rather than having to plug my camera into my computer and sit there draining camera batteries.

Workkflow example, if you know that all selected images need a 2: Setting proper canom balance is usually my next workflow task.

Click outside the crop area and drag to rotationally align the image turning on the grid feature helps in this task. Flash, Lighting and Accessories. Negative film has a greater latitude, which means that any minor mistakes in the exposure can be corrected during the printing stage. I select all similar images – typically all shot in similar conditions – and not more than a manageable quantity. These backups are completely refreshed periodically every couple of years to prevent failure workglow time.

Category: Photography Workflow

I vary this practice based a lot on the subject and situation, but often I will have a few pixels blinking overexposed on my camera LCD. DPP makes use of the Recycle Bin – You get a second chance if you delete something you really wanted. You can then selectively Paste the crop into other images within the selected group or – select the Apply All button to paste the crop into all selected images.

How do I decide when to sell existing gear? Everything from here on in is plain sailing…. I set it to batch process the images, profiling each one as it goes.


At this point in my digital workflow, it is often helpful to stop – and review my work at a later time. For stronger contrast adjustments, use the Contrast slider – experiment with how this adjustment affects the image. Of the Tune options, I most frequently use the chromatic aberration correction adjustment. The techniques are explained in a very understandable way. A key thing to remember here, I guess, is that taking a photo is just the start of photography really.

All we have now is the same process but in an office. If not using auto or custom white balance settings, I most frequently use a Kelvin setting. Keep in mind that the following list of steps is not conclusive as MANY other steps become involved when necessary, but this digital workflow should get you started. When you launch Digital Photo Professional, the main screen opens, as shown in I use Windows Explorer for the manual copying procedure.

At that point, a disaster could strike and eliminate both your master drive and your backup drive.

The internet has infinite books, videos, guides, sites, free and premium, but of course it’s easy to get lost. You can open an image that you would like to work on by double-clicking on it.

Each wedding has its own folder in my Photos directory. Hard drives fail or get corrupted more frequently than you may thinkCD-Rs and DVDs fail especially over timeequipment gets stolen, fires happen.

This means that there can be a greater tonal range in the resulting image. I am going to adjust this image and copy the adjustment xpp to the rest.