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RAW workflow
Old 10-19-2005, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This entry has nothing to do with JPG vs. RAW, so please only respond if you are a RAW shooter and work with RAW on a daily basis. I would appreciate any comments from those who rely on RAW to feed them and pay their bills [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

The studio I work at has decided to change over from Fuji to Canon. More importantly we are testing if RAW can benefit our current workflow (my workflow, I'm the digibee, er). I would like to have a rundown of anyones RAW workflow to compare to how I'm doing mine, because so far RAW is taking longer. (but the color editing is really nice!) I'm torn between its time and its functionality.

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Re: RAW workflow
Old 10-19-2005, 05:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The answer will arrive in November:

http://www.apple.com/aperture/

(be sure and take the tour)

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Re: RAW workflow
Old 10-19-2005, 05:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My fast workflow is:

1. Open the RAW photos in CS2 Bridge.
2. Select all the photos in a given light set (the ones taken under about the same light)
3. Open in the Bridge.
4. Select one of the photos that is representative of the set.
5. Make any adjustments with the sliders and then the Curves tab.
6. Hit the Select All button
7. Hit the Synchronize button
8. Do a Save, and then choose JPG and any other details.

It is all done. The photos will now be saved out and are ready for the model, wedding party, etc, or for any final post processing in Photoshop.

How long does the above take? I can usually run through a set of 200 photos in about 5-10 minutes with the above process.

I find the Capture 1 workflow to be very tedious compared to Photoshop CS2. But if you're stuck with only PS 7, then you don't have a viable option for doing the work within Photoshop.



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Re: RAW workflow
Old 10-20-2005, 08:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I generally shoot RAW+JPG, then seperate the RAWs & JPGs into seperate folders, and auto-rename the files in each folder (before I delete anything, so all the numbers match except for the extension). Then I select from the JPGs, make website galleries for the client, etc. I never touch the RAW files until I need one for output, in which case I go through PS/CS2. Since after so many years of shooting chrome my exposures and color are usually pretty close, the JPGs look just fine for this purpose, but some folks do like to only shoot and work from the RAWs.

The new Bridge in CS2 is not only now a standalone file tool, its much faster than in the previous version, CS. I use a program called ThumbsPlus (www.cerious.com) for all this pre-editing stuff. Its much faster than even CS2, and whips through a lot of these functions in nothing flat. Unfortunately its only for Windows. There are similar programs like Photo Mechanic which is almost the standard among pros.

RAW is really the way to go for maximum flexibility and professional results.

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Re: RAW workflow
Old 10-21-2005, 06:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I found this piece of software this week and it is REALLY improving my RAW workflow:
http://www.pixmantec.com/products/ra...ssentials.html

First, the current version of this software is FREE so the price is right. They do have a commercial version coming out that will have to be purchased and that version will add levels, cropping, and some other items to the package in addition to the existing functions.

Download the raw images to a folder
Point the software to the folder.
It then creates a thumbnail image in a scrollable window at the top.
Click on a thumbnail.
It displays a larger image (size adjustable) in a window below the thumbnails
Make changes to the white balance (color temperature and tint or click on a white point)
Set sharpening values
Change highlight and/or shadow contrast
Change exposure value
Add fill light
etc
In the thumbnail section you can choose a priority (1,2,3) or assign the image to a trash can (The trash can does not actually delete the image. That is a seperate step)
You can then view the thumbnails by priority and batch export them to raw files when you have made changes.
I usually assign everything that needs Photoshop work to priority two and then batch convert those to a "NeedsWork" folder. The ones that ned no further work, I assign to a priority 1 and batch those to an "OkayAsIs" folder.

From there I make edits in photoshop and save the final images in my "OkayAsIs" folder and then resize and crop for prints or web depending on the destination.

This has worked great for weddings and events. I am not sure how well it would work for something like glamour where most every image is getting some Photoshop retouching and the volume of images is generally lower, at least for me. But for bringing up 800 images from a wedding to sort through, it works wonders. And it is also very fast.
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Re: RAW workflow
Old 10-30-2005, 09:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I found this piece of software this week and it is REALLY improving my RAW workflow:
http://www.pixmantec.com/products/ra...ssentials.html


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I have been using "RawShooter Essentials" as well and have found it to be pretty sweet. The fact it is free is pretty amazing. They just came out with a new paid version "RawShooter Premium 2006" which I just purchased... it is not as sexy as "Aperture" (which I don't believe is available for PCs) but for $59 (if ordered no later than October 31st) it offers a lot of features.
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