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    Photo Mechanic reads Merrill files?!

    Hi

    I just tried out the 30day trial version of Photo Mechanic 5 and was surprised to see, that it can read the raw files of my Sigma Merrills.

    Has anybody experience with Photo Mechanic? It seems that it can also edit images, export them, metadata, sorting functions etc. and export it to another image editing program.

    If I click on the item for editing in another program, it opens without asking me SPP.

    This is a nice surprise...

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    Re: Photo Mechanic reads Merrill files?!

    Yep it worked for me! And it's fast!

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    Re: Photo Mechanic reads Merrill files?!

    Also works with DP2 quattro raw files.
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    Re: Photo Mechanic reads Merrill files?!

    and are this really the raws or just the embedded jpegs?

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    Re: Photo Mechanic reads Merrill files?!

    Quote Originally Posted by foveon View Post
    and are this really the raws or just the embedded jpegs?
    I don't know. I've only opened raws in PM and then saved as tiff which come out as full size. How big are the embedded preview jpegs?
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    Re: Photo Mechanic reads Merrill files?!

    It seems to work on the Raw. It's just a shame that it's so expensive. I cannot justify $150 for the convenience it offers.

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    Re: Photo Mechanic reads Merrill files?!

    shoot with saving option raw + jpeg, open both and compare, if they look the same in PM you see 2 jpegs.

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    Re: Photo Mechanic reads Merrill files?!

    I use Lyn on my Mac to view X3F files. It costs $20 US and it will not process the X3F files, but you can quickly view your RAW files and decide what you want to process.
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    Re: Photo Mechanic reads Merrill files?!

    I guess its embedded jpg... And it cant do anything with the files?

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    Re: Photo Mechanic reads Merrill files?!

    Quote Originally Posted by darr View Post
    I use Lyn on my Mac to view X3F files. It costs $20 US and it will not process the X3F files, but you can quickly view your RAW files and decide what you want to process.
    "RawDigger" will do the same thing.

    Might be cheaper.

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