A&P RAW Handling...

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  1. verbal

    verbal Active Member

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    For the past month or so, I've been shooting in RAW+JPG. I was just importing some new photos into iPhoto and compared the RAW and JPG of the same exact pic. It's fucking night and day. I can't believe I've never done this before. So now I've decided to shoot only in RAW. But I'm not quite sure how I should handle RAW.

    A lot of my pics could be considered snapshots. I take a lot of pics of my daughter and other kids in the family. I've been using iPhoto to weed out the extra bad ones and keep things organized. I know most of the A&P crew are Lightroom users. I just like how things are organized in iPhoto. I've used Lightroom and use it for playing around, but I don't use it to keep things organized.

    How should I handle RAW? Always keep the RAW in iPhoto? Or should I 'develop it' and keep a JPG in iPhoto? In for recommendations and tips.

    Is the huge difference because JPGs are compressed or another reason? Would it be possible to make a JPG out of the RAW file and it look better than the JPG straight from the camera?
     
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    I wouldn't use iPhoto. I would use a non-destructive photo management app that just renders effects from a data file on my raw file, like Aperture or Lightroom.
     
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    i use lightroom. :dunno:
     
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    Photoshop and Bridge FTW.
     
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    lightroom >>>>>>>iphoto
     
  8. verbal

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    iPhoto isn't destructive-- it handles edits just like Lightroom.

    So, no help unless I use Lightroom? Lame.
     
  9. OlafBeserka

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    So anything you change and iPhoto can be removed and you would be left with the original RAW image?
     
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    Anyone know where I can find some tutorial vids on the basics of Lightroom? Like proper importing practices?

    I like iPhoto because of the way things are organized. If I could get a grasp of organizing things in Lightroom I might switch. Which is where the tutorials come in.

    But I still like to know proper RAW handling regardless of the program I use.
     
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    You arleady know that RAW>>>JPG. the compression is one thing. With the amount of compression, it is difficult to do PP and keep things looking natural and like it was actually captured the way it is being veiwed.

    The reason why side by side a JPG and a RAW look different, is because there is very minimal amount of in camera procession from teh tiem teh sensor captures the image and what is actually written to the storage device. But in a JPG, during the conversion there is also WB and contrast and brightness aspects that are modified during the coversion from sensor to storage device. And each manufacurer uses ther own group of engineers to develop the software for the autocorrection and to what degree each is applied. So what you are looking at is what they have determined to be the most approriate for each particular shot.

    Now if I could only understand the art of composition as well as I can grasp teh techie parts
     
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    I have yet to stumble across any major RAW converter that does not behave in this manner.

    Capture 1 is the best RAW converter IMO, but I will still use ACR in CS3 sometimes.
     
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    if you like iPhoto, minus well use Aperture 2.0 - its like iPhoto on Steroids.
     
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    lightroom
     
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    engrish?
     
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    apple should leave photo editing to adobe
     
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    you minus whale get off OT :hsugh:
     
  20. verbal

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    Did anyone actually read the original post? I wasn't asking for program recommendations.
     
  21. mojito

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    keep the raw, only use jpeg for your actual end use, don't just keep them to have jpegs on the computer

    use lightroom to stay organized, not only is it better, thats what its for.

    raw is better because not only are the changes non destructive, but theres unlimited history, ability to "develop" it multiple ways without having duplicate files on disk, has more leniency when editing before IQ goes to the shitter
     
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    You implied that the only way to develop it would be to create a jpg.
     
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    Mojito you should write a beginners guide to Lightroom for us nooberts.
     
  24. mojito

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    :wavey:

    there's a lot out there already, but I thought about doing some PDF's


    oh and just a random bit of info, I got a class action lawsuit against Brooks in the mail last week :o
    I'll probably send it in, but I really don't feel them were totally wrong. Yeah they lied a bit, but anyone that believed them is just as much at fault :hsd:
     
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    cliffs? I thought about going there.
     

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