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Kodak PCD file converters Win7 ?
« on: November 15, 2012, 10:06:04 AM »

Just dug out a stack of Kodak photo CDs.  Still interested in some of these images.  Any experience/reviews on converters out there?

Thanks for your help, John

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Re: Kodak PCD file converters Win7 ?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 12:07:17 PM »

Just dug out a stack of Kodak photo CDs.  Still interested in some of these images.  Any experience/reviews on converters out there?

Thanks for your help, John

Just dug out a stack of Kodak photo CDs.  Still interested in some of these images.  Any experience/reviews on converters out there?

Thanks for your help, John

I used to use Picture Window Pro. They supposedly had a better converter than that used by the Photoshop plugin. The current version only supports PhotoCD in its 32-bit version (due to a lack of a 64-bit dll from Kodak). The software was written by Jonathan Sachs who created the first version of Lotus 1-2-3.

There is a list of rated converters here:

http://tedfelix.com/PhotoCD/PCDSoftware.html


I've used IrfanView but I can't attest to it's accuracy as the files were scans of old slides with seriously degraded color and I have no reference. It will open the files (with a downloadable plugin) which can then be saved as TIFFs.

http://www.irfanview.com/

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Re: Kodak PCD file converters Win7 ?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 02:55:09 AM »

I keep an old copy of Corel PhotoPaint 9 installed for that.

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Re: Kodak PCD file converters Win7 ?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 12:51:56 PM »

ACDSee Pro can open PCD files and save them to various formats.
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Re: Kodak PCD file converters Win7 ?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012, 04:23:09 PM »

 
Actually Photoshop (32 bit, up to CS5 at least) can still open PCD files
upon carrying over the Photo CD.8BI plug-in from an earlier Photoshop version and placing it in the Plug-ins/ File Formats folder.
Not sure about the last Photoshop version that shipped with the plug-in, maybe CS2. Hope it is ok to attach it here. Windows only.

Otherwise the pcdtojpeg command line utility by Sandy McGuffog works well,
output is limited to sRGB 8 bit JPG though.

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Re: Kodak PCD file converters Win7 ?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2012, 06:51:05 PM »

The PhotoYCC image pack is a bit like a raw file (it's not fully rendered) so opening a PCD image pack is one thing. Getting a good acquire is another. I'd find that old version of Photoshop and the PCD acquire plug-in and do it that way. Lots of control.
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Re: Kodak PCD file converters Win7 ?
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2012, 12:37:19 AM »

Otherwise the pcdtojpeg command line utility by Sandy McGuffog works well,
output is limited to sRGB 8 bit JPG though.

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