3rd December 2004, 01:55 PM
4th December 2004, 10:26 AM
keep the files unsharpened and in .psd format until you have specific applications for each file e.g. for screen use, then you do the unsharpening and converting to size/.jpeg... for printing, sharpening, any further colour adjustments. If sharing in tiff, then convert to tiff.
again, you don't have to open/convert ALL RAW files, just the ones you have selected. The rest you can just leave in RAW for storage.
Just my 2-cents worth.
16th December 2004, 10:03 PM
My digital workflow
Originally Posted by raid
Just to share my workflow:
Shoot pictures in RAW. I'm using a nikon d2h.
1. I do a review using the camera's lcd and use the protect feature on those images i think are good.
a) Download into PC, using Nikon View i review the images again and choose the ones i like. I can also just select the "protected" RAW files and place them in a folder.
b) I open Nikon Capture 4 :
c) Using the RAW controls, i remove the in-camera sharpening ( which is usually medium high)
d) save as JPEG, "excellent" quality. For highest quality prints, i save as TIFF ( as its uncompressed )
e) I edit the photos using Photoshop. Creating "layers" as i edit levels, saturation,sharpness,etc. I flatten the image once i am done. If i need to leave the edit to another day, i save as PSD file.
f) Last thing i do is sharpen. I find that depending on how good your graphics card and monitor is, i can get away with using USM at a setting of 400, radius 0.3,level 0.
g) If im not satisfied with the WB i can just repeat the steps to correct the WB using the RAW files.
I will always burn 100% of the RAW files i shot,right after download to PC.( 1 x CD-R of RAW files only)
After editing the images i want, i will burn this to CD-R again ( CD-R of edited final images)
If i need to send for printing to the shops, i use a CD-RW and burn those images i want then send to the store. This way, in case it gets lost or stolen i still have copies.
Hope this can be useful.