'Raw Workflow from Capture to Archives' provides specific, practical explanations and how-to instructions for the digital photographer mastering this process. The most comprehensive book devoted to simplifying raw workflow, this guide will demystify raw functions in the camera, raw converter, image processing and enhancement software, and digital asset management programs. Not restricting itself to a single workflow this valuable resource discusses the latest applications that deal with raw files, including special plug-ins, stand alone programs and custom applications. Shooting raw gives you complete creative control over your images and is the hottest topic in digital photography today. Learn how to take advantage of the benefits of raw to increase your creative control and streamline your raw workflow in this informative guide.
*The how-to guidebook on RAW file capture, processing and creativity!
* Straightforward example workflow solutions for Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0, Aperture and Lightroom and other software innovations for raw imaging
* Demystifies raw functions in the camera, computer, during download, and conversion, and finally during image processing
Isn’t it sort of a fact of life when you go to a party or social function, a few members of the crowd always seem to fi nd a way to ask for free advice about something having to do with your line of work, special interest or serious hobby? I don’t know about you but I always get prepared for the inevitable, the questions about photography (and often computers and peripherals). Of late many of the photography questions beyond what camera or printer to buy are about raw capture. What is raw anyway, what do you do with it, and why would you use it? What’s even more interesting, to me anyway, is I’m even getting questions about raw capture from people who not so very long ago went kicking and screaming into digital from fi lm. Go fi gure!
The line of questioning goes something like this, especially when there is a know-it-all among us who is trying to show off. The fi rst of the raw-curious will start off by asking if I use raw most of the time or only for certain purposes. Then they want to know how they will know if their camera has ‘it’ or will they need a new one. Are the raw fi les any bigger? If they’re bigger, how much room do the raw fi les take up on your memory card? Get this, from two guys who cornered me not too long ago: Does shooting in raw dramatically affect your ability to shoot in burst mode and how much time does it take (the camera’s processor) to write the fi le to memory card? And, why would you ever want to add more time to your tried-and-true JPEG workfl ow? (Wow, these guys are really into it!) When I fi nally detect a break in the barrage of questions and ask why they’re so interested in raw imaging, almost invariably the answer has something to do with ‘doing whatever it takes to get the best possible image’.