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Eric Myrvaagnes

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Re: Fast Raw Viewer
« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2015, 02:20:05 PM »

I, too, just downloaded it in response to this thread. As soon as I tried it, I bought a license.
I like very much what I've seen so far and I look forward to working it into my regular workflow.
(And yes, I have explored the preferences.)
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Re: Fast Raw Viewer
« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2015, 03:38:12 PM »

Dear Eric,

Thank you. Please let us know of any suggestions you may have.
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Re: Fast Raw Viewer
« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2015, 03:57:24 PM »

I just wanted to chime in that besides being a very useful program to me, Fast Raw Viewer's customer support is admirable. 

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Re: Fast Raw Viewer
« Reply #45 on: January 08, 2015, 09:10:20 AM »

Beta 1.0.3 addresses the font size problem through
- Preferences - Interface - Bottom bar font size
- Preferences - Interface - Information windows size

Additionally, it supports new Panasonic DMC-TZ70 / DMC-ZS50 camera.

Downloads:

64-bit Windows:
http://updates.fastrawviewer.com/data/beta/FastRawViewer-1.0.3.520-x64-DX9-Setup.exe

32-bit Windows:
http://updates.fastrawviewer.com/data/beta/FastRawViewer-1.0.3.520-DX9-Setup.exe

If you are already using OpenGL version,
http://updates.fastrawviewer.com/data/beta/FastRawViewer-1.0.3.520-x64-OpenGL-Setup.exe

OS X:
http://updates.fastrawviewer.com/data/beta/FastRawViewer-1.0.3.520.dmg

Changelog and Manual reflecting the differences will follow.
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Re: Fast Raw Viewer
« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2015, 11:38:13 AM »

A draft of our article 'Why bother shooting RAW if you are culling JPEGs?' http://s3.amazonaws.com/IliahBorg/RAWvsJPEG/text_eng_culling_RAW_vs_JPEG.docx

Raw files used for the article are in http://s3.amazonaws.com/IliahBorg/RAWvsJPEG/raw.zip

Comments and critics are most welcome.
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Re: Fast Raw Viewer
« Reply #47 on: January 30, 2015, 01:09:08 PM »

FastRawViewer 1.0.4 RC is out for public testing.

Short summary of added features:

Menu - File - Copy to folder (ask destination) (standard hotkey: C)
Menu - File - Copy to folder (same destination) (standard hotkey: Shitf-C)
Menu - File - Close File -- to allow un-mount and eject removable media, including cameras connected to computer
Display Leaf shooting data

Improved CCT/Tint calculation

Added camera support:
 Panasonic GF7
 Sony A7 II

Downloads
OS X
Windows 64bit
Windows 32 bit
other versions, including OpenGL and Legacy Windows

Suggested workflow

Bug reports, suggestions, critics are most welcome as always.
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Re: Fast Raw Viewer
« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2015, 02:59:47 PM »

Glad I stumbled on this tread. Once I read about it's intended task and spent awhile looking it over, it is (forgive the overused term) a no brainer at this price point. Blazingly fast on my MacBook Pro.
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Re: Fast Raw Viewer
« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2015, 06:50:43 PM »

Excellent work, as always Iliah.  Thank you for the heads up.

kirk
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Re: Fast Raw Viewer
« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2015, 05:59:46 PM »

Hi

While I'm very happy about Fast Raw Viewer, out of curiosity I looked at what could be the ultimate speed bottleneck.

I ran FRV with files from an SSD that can deliver 10 RAW files per second if read in an optimum way.
I started FRV and moved as fast as I can to the next picture, I got about 2-3 RAW's per second.
At that time I had about 50-60% CPU usage (i5-2500) and GPU-Z indicated that my GPU (AMD 7800) was running at  25-30%.
My MB only supports PCIE-2.0 not the faster 3.0 variant.

Now I'm left to wonder what's the speed limiting factor?


Alain
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Re: Fast Raw Viewer
« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2015, 06:24:51 PM »

with files from an SSD that can deliver 10 RAW files per second if read in an optimum way.
deliver where ?
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Re: Fast Raw Viewer
« Reply #53 on: February 07, 2015, 07:08:21 PM »

deliver where ?

I can calculate SHA-256 hashes for 10+ RAWfiles per second.  That means that the file is read in memory and ready to be used by CPU and/or GPU.
In other words, I don't think the SSD is the bottleneck.   
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Re: Fast Raw Viewer
« Reply #54 on: February 07, 2015, 08:18:49 PM »

In other words, I don't think the SSD is the bottleneck.  

it is not of course... instead of a slow SSD try a ramdisk, which has throughput 10 to 100 times faster than SSD (SATA or PCIe) - you shall not see a big difference

then as an exercise compare the speed of FRV work with 100% magnification vs for example 15% magnification - you shall see a noticeable gain in speed @ lower magnification

then are you able to make a decision about your raw files @ speed of 10 raw files a second ? I don't... I envy your mental+vision capabilities and ability to work with keyboard or mouse that fast culling files or whatever  ;)

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Re: Fast Raw Viewer
« Reply #55 on: February 08, 2015, 05:12:19 AM »

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then are you able to make a decision about your raw files @ speed of 10 raw files a second ? I don't... I envy your mental+vision capabilities and ability to work with keyboard or mouse that fast culling files or whatever  ;)


Sometimes I have to compare against an image that's 10-20 images back and then it's useful to be able to go as fast as possible.
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Re: Fast Raw Viewer
« Reply #56 on: February 08, 2015, 10:52:24 AM »

Dear Alan,

FastRawViewer is performing Bayer demosaicking to display the image. It is very computational-intensive operation (chain of operations, in fact).

Couple of things worth looking at.
First, you can disable internal JPEG support in Preferences: RAW+JPEG: Ignore internal JPEGs.
Second, you can try different image resampling and downsampling options in Preferences: GPU Processing. Depending on the video card, it may speed things up.

One more thing: bottom bar contains file navigation buttons, and if you click on the file number, it allows to use Shift-ArrowUp/ArrowDown to jump through 5 files.

Can you please give more details: OS version you are running, is it 32 or 64 bits, what is the RAM size, what video card model is in the system, how much memory does video card have?
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Re: Fast Raw Viewer
« Reply #57 on: February 08, 2015, 11:04:07 AM »

Sometimes I have to compare against an image that's 10-20 images back and then it's useful to be able to go as fast as possible.
may be a better option will be to selected a file to compare from some external image browser (that displays thumbnails only - as FRV does not have that functionality yet unfortunately) and then have an option for a key combo in FRV to display the previously (vs currently) viewed file... pressing such combo again and again will allow quickly switch back and forth between the 2 most recently viewed files in one FRV instance w/o speeding through many files back and forth in FRV... just $0.02.
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Re: Fast Raw Viewer
« Reply #58 on: February 08, 2015, 11:29:19 AM »

Dear Alan,

FastRawViewer is performing Bayer demosaicking to display the image. It is very computational-intensive operation (chain of operations, in fact).

Couple of things worth looking at.
First, you can disable internal JPEG support in Preferences: RAW+JPEG: Ignore internal JPEGs.
Second, you can try different image resampling and downsampling options in Preferences: GPU Processing. Depending on the video card, it may speed things up.

One more thing: bottom bar contains file navigation buttons, and if you click on the file number, it allows to use Shift-ArrowUp/ArrowDown to jump through 5 files.

Can you please give more details: OS version you are running, is it 32 or 64 bits, what is the RAM size, what video card model is in the system, how much memory does video card have?
Hi Iliah

First:  I was actually looking what was the "speed" bottleneck and didn't find a clear one.  My only "complaint" is going very fast through a nr off pictures  to find a further away one.  (a thought of me : Need those to be processed "all the way"?) One nasty side effect is that it keeps going on processing queued key presses, and thus jumps 3-4 pictures further.

Ignore internal jpg's didn't change it.

I-2500K,  Windows 7 64bit, 8GB RAM (1333Mhz), AMD 7870 Ghz version with 2GB RAM , interface running at
PCI-E  x16 2.0, display 2560 x 1140, D-800 40MB lossless compressed raw files.


Alain
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Re: Fast Raw Viewer
« Reply #59 on: February 08, 2015, 12:10:39 PM »

Sometimes I have to compare against an image that's 10-20 images back and then it's useful to be able to go as fast as possible.

Better to simply open another instance of FRV and then you'll have the image (to be compared) on permanent display ..
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