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    Default RAW to JPEG and photomatix

    RAW to JPEG. do you guys do that? does it degrade quality?

    btw, whenever i try to create a HDR using photomatix with 3 different exposures (from RAW), the output before tone mapping will always be pinkish or purplish. and thus, using tone map is also of no use. why is this so?

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    Default Re: RAW to JPEG and photomatix

    Well, you can't upload RAW to the internet for common viewing, nor can most people view RAW on their computers - in the end you still need to go back to JPG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Well, you can't upload RAW to the internet for common viewing, nor can most people view RAW on their computers - in the end you still need to go back to JPG.
    okay, so it's basically having RAW and JPEG.
    but do you also backup another copy of RAW?
    cos i find it troublesome to revert back to the original after editing in RAW in photoshop.

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    If I shoot RAW, yes I back up both the RAW file and the edited JPG.

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    Default Re: RAW to JPEG and photomatix

    Quote Originally Posted by HTCahHTC View Post

    btw, whenever i try to create a HDR using photomatix with 3 different exposures (from RAW), the output before tone mapping will always be pinkish or purplish. and thus, using tone map is also of no use. why is this so?
    Photomatix recommend it's users to use other software to convert raw to jpg before using photomatix to create HDR and do tone mapping. They recognise that they are not very good at RAW conversion. Some areas pointed out like noise reduction, but I personally think they are also not good at whitebalance. That is probably why your picture comes out with a weird cast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    If I shoot RAW, yes I back up both the RAW file and the edited JPG.
    o.O thanks thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by emlee View Post
    Photomatix recommend it's users to use other software to convert raw to jpg before using photomatix to create HDR and do tone mapping. They recognise that they are not very good at RAW conversion. Some areas pointed out like noise reduction, but I personally think they are also not good at whitebalance. That is probably why your picture comes out with a weird cast.
    but i thought HDR can only be done with RAW?
    now i need to convert to JPEG?

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