Shooting to RAW with Canon PowerShot (DIGIC II - based only)
IntroductionQ. What does the HDK firmware do?
A. After loading of HDK firmware you can get the following functionality:
* Shooting in RAW
CHDK usage (Enghish)
Q. In short, why (and when) do i need raw support on my PowerShot?
If you don't have an idea what RAW-files are, look here: Wikipedia article about RAWDNGForPowerShot 1.1.4d dng-converter with metadata support
DNGForPowerShot 1.1.3 (old)
DNGForPowerShot 1.0 alpha 6 (even older)
Alternative headers for DNG4PS. Compatible with software with bad DNG support (RawShooter2006, ACDSee, ...). "Add metadata from jpeg" option must be turned off.
DNG4PS-2 Another RAW-->DNG converter from different developer. More fast and featurefull, with compression and metadata support
Advantages of raw shooting (samples)
Advantages of raw shooting (my Canon PowerShot A610 samples)
My old instruction on raw-enabler usage, etc. (now outdated)