Canon released its fourth version of Digital Photo Professional, the software that comes with the camera. If you are a Nikon user, you just yawned, but for Canon users this is exciting news. DPP 4.0 will work with 64 bit operation systems and offers updates and improvements over the previous version, notably the ability to work with video. Now for the downside, it (for now) will only be available for full frame cameras, the EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, EOS-1D X and EOS-1D C. For APS-C users, expect an updated version……soon.
For those Canon users who do not use DPP, it is a very handy way to process Infrared RAW images, even giving the opportunity for a selective white balance.
For more information, check out this story on the Canon Professional Network.
Where can I get information on using DPP for infrared editing?
Dan Wampler says
Michael, canon as a series of videos on Youtube. Here’s a link https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+use+canon+digital+photo+professional+4
Bjorn Fredrickson says
I just converted my Canon 7D to IR and I couldn’t figure out why DPP v4.02 wouldn’t edit the RAW files or even recognize them as RAW files. Now I know. The 7D is not full frame and I need to wait for the update. Thanks for the info.
Daniel Malkin says
You must use DPP 3 as DPP 4 only supports a few Canon models. The EOS Solutions disk that came with your 7D will have a usable version of DPP for RAW conversions. Below is a link explaining this.
Jamie Kaus says
This only works though if you have an IR converted camera right? It’s not used to post process normal pictures to IR?
Dan Wampler says
The DPP software is used to process RAW images. A natural color image cannot be converted to Infrared. Natural color photography uses a different wavelength of the light spectrum than Infrared images. Natural color photography captures light from about 400-700 nanometers, where Infrared photography creates images from a range of about 720-950 nanometers. There are post production filters that can make a natural color image look somewhat like Infrared, but it is an emulation only.