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Greg W
19-02-2008, 12:17:30
I REALLY don't want to put this into the Technoglow forum, so here goes.

I took a bunch of shots down the south coast of Australia on my Canon EOS digital camera. Unfortunately a friend had it just before me and changed the picture setting to "black and white". Is there an easy way to convert that to colour? Aka I guess I am asking, does the camrea store the photo as black and white, or does it somehow store the colour information somewhere and there's an easy utility to retrieve it?

I'm guessing that I am stuffed and it stores it in black and white, but who knows?

MoSe
19-02-2008, 12:23:10
Lurker

Kitsuki
19-02-2008, 12:26:38
TECH FORUM!!!!

Resource Consumer
19-02-2008, 12:38:31
What's wrong with putting this in the tech forum?

Tizzy
19-02-2008, 12:48:02
He was afraid of getting sensible answers if he posted it there.

Funko
19-02-2008, 13:02:50
Originally posted by Greg W
I'm guessing that I am stuffed and it stores it in black and white, but who knows?

I think you're right.

Venom
19-02-2008, 13:05:13
Artistic photo forum!!!!

Venom
19-02-2008, 13:07:23
And you are right. It doesn't store the color information. Black and white pictures take up less space because they don't have the color information.

Debaser
19-02-2008, 15:47:34
What mode were you shooting in? If RAW then you can convert them, in not then you're stuffed.

Vincent
19-02-2008, 18:50:38
I like em RAW

mr_B
19-02-2008, 20:40:11
RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW RAW

now i feel stjoepit

Vincent
19-02-2008, 21:59:12
oh, do you!

Greg W
20-02-2008, 00:30:08
I think it was in JPG format, though I'll have to check. Dang. :(

Funko
20-02-2008, 09:00:09
Oh baby I like it RAW.

Greg W
20-02-2008, 11:31:59
Crap, they're in JPG format. :cry:

MOBIUS
20-02-2008, 11:50:37
Kill your friend, at least you'll feel better...

Greg W
20-02-2008, 11:59:38
Don't tempt me. :cute:

MoSe
20-02-2008, 12:24:53
you can pretend yours was a classy and artistic choice

Greg W
20-02-2008, 22:23:16
For maybe a half dozen of the 50 odd shots - maybe. For all of them? :hmm:

Plus nobody who knows me would ever believe that. :cry:

ruGGed
21-02-2008, 00:13:45
i believe you.

BigGameHunter
21-02-2008, 03:48:55
At least it wasn't your wedding or something. Kind of puts a damper on all the upskirts and downshirts you have on there though, doesn't it?

Greg W
21-02-2008, 07:49:55
I know. But this was one of the most picturesque places in Australia. The colours on the rocks were amazing. And now they're just a drab black and white. :(

But you're right. Black and White photos of my failed marriage would have been a terrible thing. :D

Funko
21-02-2008, 08:50:56
As it's a digital camera, doesn't it give you a preview in black and white? How did you not know?

Greg W
21-02-2008, 08:53:13
No preview. It does put up a version of the shot after you take it, but it only stays for 2 seconds or so (programmable) and I never look at it. The screen is so small you can't tell much anyways.

Debaser
21-02-2008, 09:02:32
If they're pictures of rocks and stuff I bet they can still look pretty great in B&W. Try and put a bit of effort into making them look dramatic, and in a few weeks, when you've gotten over the fact that they were supposed to be colour and can see them for what they are, I bet you'll think hey these are still pretty cool shots.

Greg W
21-02-2008, 09:29:29
Oh, they're not bad as they are (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiewoody/sets/72157603955283065/). It's just I would have liked some with the colour of the rocks showing. Especially those I took to specifically highlight the colours. *sigh*

http://www.photoseek.com/04AUS-20171-12ApostlesMNP.jpg

That gives you an idea of the colours.

Funko
21-02-2008, 09:37:02
Shame she didn't switch it to sepia, no colour loss.

Greg W
21-02-2008, 09:52:30
Yes. As is they look like the British coast. :cry:

Funko
21-02-2008, 09:58:43
Like this?

http://www.gsi.ie/NR/rdonlyres/8D28C704-1462-4E87-BE2F-36A450CDFE74/0/P005814_chalk_cliffs_dorset.jpg

Awesome.