26th March 2005, 03:08 PM
curve in a RAW
i have a nagging question.. been shooting jpeg.. and recently moved to RAW for more details retention.
should i continue to have custom curves loaded in the cam, when shots are in RAW?
does the curve restrict the details captured and how will it impact further post processing?
26th March 2005, 04:11 PM
It should not make any difference. However, a selected curve might be recorded as metadata in the file, and the download/raw processing software could possibly use it as a default when converting from raw to other formats.
Originally Posted by sensx
If the raw conversion program produces only low-resolution data (like 8bpp or 24 bpp JPEG), or if your image processing program cannot deal with high-resolution data, it is better to apply curves before the conversion to avoid accumulation of round-off errors.
27th March 2005, 12:38 AM
Nikon Capture won't let you add custom curves to your RAW, so you're better off shooting with them.
27th March 2005, 12:53 AM
its gd to be able to use custom curves
27th March 2005, 07:50 AM
You are right that NC cannot do that. But there are other software that can:
Originally Posted by CrashWire