Sunday, March 21, 2010

Freeware tool: removing Canon DPP receipts from CR2 files

Because i am not an electronic geek only, but an photography geek as well, i spend much time with those hobby.

Today i finished a small hack for the photo geeks out there.
I am using a Canon DSLR and Canons DPP (digital photo professional) software for RAW processing and i was annoyed of the fact, that this program stores the RAW parameter in the original CR2 files.

Sure it is possible to remove those - so called - "receipts" from the RAWs, but this function is hard to find.
That's why i created a little java program, that can remove the receipts.
Just drag&drop the files you want to convert, into the program and hit the "remove receipt" button.
In the options dialog you can adjust the backup strategy and turn on the "AI stripping".

When "AI stripping" is on, the RAW configuration that is stored in the CR2 file will be searched directly, instead of searching for the adress of this section in the header.
This option could help, if you use an untested camera model.

The software was successfully tested with RAWs of Canons 350D and 20D and DPP 3.8.0 (german version) on windows xp.
The program should run on all operating systems with at least JRE version 5.

Use the software at your own risc risk. You are allowed to use it free of charge.

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