Olympus Master Software

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by BillN, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    Olympus Master Software

    the CD that comes with the Oly cams

    does anyone use it for anything apart from updating the firmware?
     
  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Not I,
    PS & LR but it does a nice job.
    I'm just spoiled....
     
  3. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    that's were I'm at
     
  4. curtisls87

    curtisls87 Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Jan 7, 2010
    Los Gatos, CA, USA
    Real Name:
    Curt Schimmels
    I have Lightroom and Photoshop CS4 on the iMac at home, but found myself needing something on my MBP from time to time to develop RAW, so I put Master on it. It's serviceable, but I don't really care for the workflow. Having said that, it does have some nice tools in it, if you know what you're doing. One, the "e-Portrait" has a "smoothing" tool that can clean up wrinkles, acne, et cetera, pretty well but be careful about application. Lighter is better. e-Portrait also has the ability to "enlarge eyes," which is a common technique of pro photographers.
    Of course, in the last update to iPhoto, they finally put RAW support in it for the E-P1, so I'll probably not use Master now for anything other than firmware updates.
     
  5. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    I use Olympus Studio on Windows XP... it means I can shoot raw and apply any of the Art Filters afterwards, plus I can get the Olympus colour signature as the starting point (I usually finish by applying my 'enrich shadows' style and any other relighting and scaling in Lightzone).

    My next favourite is currently Capture One 5 PRO - with the Olympus colour signature provided by FujiCol... one of the posters over on dpreview who does custom icc profiles.

    Cheers

    Brian

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    I have Olympus Studio and Silkypix but mainly use ACR in CS4. Yes I collect software as well as lenses.