Being unhappy with Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop Elements in processing RAW files and not wanting to invest in another similar program, I explored tweaking the in-camera processing of my G1 and GF1 and discovered that these cameras can indeed produce great JPEGs. I therefore made the decision to just shoot JPEGS and have been very happy with the results. However, that still left me with the six months of RAW files and no desire to process them one by one. Apparently ACR in Elements will not do batch processing, so I decided to install the SilkyPix Developer that came with the camera and see if batch processing is supported - it is After experimenting mainly with the amount of sharpening (from zero to 500) I settled on 100 and let the SilkyPix Developer process all my RAW files into high resolution high quality JPEGs - lots of them. The results were astounding – strikingly better than Adobe Camera Raw could ever hope to do with all the custom tweaking in the world on an image by image basis - at least in my hands. This confirmed my suspicion that Adobe Camera Raw is not at all taylored to Panasonic Lumix G cameras and RW2 files. SilkyPix seems to consider how the camera was originally set, rather than using some arbitrary and unappealing average setting. Areas such as sky were clean and clear and without those weird squiggly artifacts I found with ACR processing. The sharpening especially did a great job with crisp edges showing very little halo effect. SilkyPix batch processing is every bit as good as in-camera processing and with regard to sharpening, perhaps even better. The colors were gorgeous, the dynamics great, and there were no artifacts. Indeed, if I were inclined to shoot RAW, I would just run everything through SilkyPix. SilkyPix looks like a pretty complicated affair, if you plan to use it to process each image individually, but I only read the part of the manual dealing with batch processing and pretty much let it do its thing. I did choose the output color space of sRGB (or you could choose Adobe RGB), the file type (JPEG or TIFF), the quality level of the JPEGs (up to 100% - I chose 98%, as the default is 97%), and the amount of sharpening. Once set, you just bring folders of RAW files into the program, do a “select all,” choose an output location, and click “Batch Development,” and it is off and running. It does take time, but with folders containing hundreds of images, I just wandered off and did something else while it was doing all the work. I have now processed all my RAW files and they are as if they had been processed in-camera into fine JPEGs. The results are terrific. If you find yourself with lots of RAW files that you wished were JPEGs or Tiffs, give it a try. It seems totally at home dealing with Panasonic RW2 files – something that Adobe Camera RAW definitely is not, even with the latest updates. Was wondering if anyone else is using SilkyPix?