As you know, Kodak does not provide software support for the DCS200 and the twain drivers are a bit old. You can transfer files to disk, but then must "change file" one at a time without a mass preview function.
So I decided to write a ".kc2" to ".bmp" convertor TODAY. I will probably move it to .tif's later, but .bmp is easier and works. I spent a few hours staring at Hex Dumps of the .kc2 files. It finally occurres to me that the raw images were bigger, and had calibration rows in them. I also found out the raw images themselves have a more active image area than what the Twain driver imports into Photoshop AND the original files look better! The twain driver applies some grey-scale correction that gives up contrast! I like my original better!
Raw file made into .bmp:
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/brianvswe ... ds1BMP.JPG
Raw file imported into Photoshop using the twain driver: no image corrections used.
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/brianvswe ... DS1TWN.JPG
What do you all think? Anything to the "we do not want to be locked into one Raw file processor" debate? At least to me, The .kc2 images are bigger (1536 columns vs 1524) and better (grey scale) than "twained" image.
I am going to write a "batch" .kc2 to .bmp or .tif convertor. It will probably be a DOS compatible .exe, written in FORTRAN and MACRO. Nothing fancy, but at least you can use a modern version of Photoshop with the raw data.