Canon 1D LPbatch 16-bit (LinearPRO batch) v2.9

Very important: Before using 1D LPbatch, convert your 1D files to Matrix 4, linear 16-bit. The action will then output the file to AdobeRGB or sRGB depending on the set you use.

Why would you choose the linear 16-bit mode?

RAW files converted to Linear 16-bit mode have broader dynamic range and color information (larger color gamut). In addition, linear 16-bit files are free of any sharpening algorithms and therefore images will have even lower noise levels then non-linear (normal) 16-bit images. The linear image provides image data without any processing with the full sensor dynamic range. The 16 bit’s file gives you 4096 points accuracy versus 255 in 8 bit images and therefore more room for post-processing preserving original dynamic range.


Previously, the linear 16-bit mode could not batch several images, and it was a bit complicated to use if you didin't feel comfortable editing images in Photoshop. Now, it is a dream come true for those who strive for the highest image quality and control in post processing. With the new LPbatch, all users now have access to the best image output the Canon EOS 1D can provide.

A very high quality custom linear ICC profile is included with this action for ultimate image accuracy. The combination of linear file + Custom ICC profile eliminates banding completely and provides accurate colors + cleaner files for your professional needs. In addition the most sophisticated custom made sharpening technique is built-in and available for every saturation option.

1D linear file (color matrix 4)


1D linear file (color matrix 4)


This action works with any White Balance preset and the larger gamut Color Matrix 4 (AdobeRGB). However, for better results I recommend using Custom white balance sampled from a Kodak gray card. With LPbatch as your post-editing tool, all you need to do before you shoot is concentrate on composition. Leave your post-editing work aside and let the action complete it for you with its smart algorithms.

Another added feature is that LPbatch can be used efficiently with Photoshop's batch mode. Just choose your desired parameter and let Photoshop run though hundreds of images at once!


1D LPbatch
is compatible with Photoshop 6.0 or higher (PC and MAC) - All Photoshop languages (Japanese, German etc.)

*Not compatible with Photoshop LE or Elements



Canon provided us with the tools on how to convert our 1D RAW images into 16-bit linear mode files, but forgot to tell us what to do with them afterwards. The result is a dark, unusable image, that is difficult to profile. Now the
1D LPbatch Photoshop action comes to the rescue!
With this action, the linear mode offers similar parameter choices than the normal (non-linear) RAW files are capable of. As you can see below there are two different sets of output available.

1. sRGB: Optimized for web or monitor presentation output.

2. Adobe RGB: a larger color-space gamut. The preferred choice when printing your images.


As an example, check out the options of the new
1D - LPbatch v2.9:

 

AdobeRGB Output (PRINT)

sRGB Output (WEB)

 

Everything is automated for you!

1D LPbatch v2.9 provides:

Four (4) levels of saturation. (Low, Normal, High, and Very high)

FIVE (5) levels of sharpening (no, low, normal, high, and Very high)

Two (2) levels of Contrast (low and normal)

It consists of two sets of actions:

1D_LPbatch_AdobeRGB.atn
1D_LPbatch_sRGB.atn

Here is an example of the 1D LPbatch example workflow:

1) Shoot with the 1D's Auto WB or CustomWB setting and RAW mode. Other White balance presets are ok, as long as the colors seem accurate.
2) Batch or individually convert your RAW files into "Linear" 16-bit Tiff files. (make sure they are in 16-bit mode since the 1D software supports linear in 8-bit mode)
3) Open Photoshop and click on File/automated/batch.
4) Choose the source and destination folder. Also, choose which parameter (saturation/sharpening setting) for the batch. (Normal saturation & sharpening are the defaults).

YOU ARE DONE! Photoshop is capable of batching hundreds of images. As an alternative you can also edit your images individually by pressing play on your parameter choice (explained in the included step-by-step tutorial).

PS: For the action to work correctly you must select (highlight a sharpening option) before running the action.


Example 1 (custom WB):

1D linear file converted with LPbatch v2.9

1D non-linear (custom WB - matrix 4)

 


 

Example 2 (Auto WB):

1D linear file converted with LPbatch v2.9

1D non-linear (custom WB - matrix 4)

Notice on example 2 that highlight detail is also saved when processing the linear file through LPbatch v2.9