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Thread: 2011 Shooting in RAW

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    2011 Shooting in RAW

    And I don't mean in the nude
    My only resolution for 2011 was to switch my camera setting to RAW.
    Complete at 9:45 EST.
    This may be the only year I've successfully completed a new year's resolution.

    Happy New Year to everyone at DD.
    Gail

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    I've done that too and LOVE it. I convert all the files to .dng in Bridge. It's GREAT.

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    I do the same, dng files for me It's so nice to be able to manipulate the photos in raw
    Anke







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    RandyP Guest
    Great move. You'll have so much flexability in RAW.

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    Gail, you'll love it. For almost a year I shot exclusively in RAW. Now I only shoot in RAW when I'm inside, at an event that won't be repeated (vacation, wedding, etc.), or when I'm fairly certain I can't dial in the right settings. I haven't been disappointed so far! But now that I have my new computer, I may shoot in RAW all the time. I was hindered by a SLLLOOOWWW processor on my old desktop.
    Sarah
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    You'll love it. I have never looked back. And congrats on that resolution!!!

  7. What is RAW? I've heard of it before, but I guess I'm just not getting the concept.
    Thanks

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    RAW is basically the digital version of a 35mm film negative.
    Here's a link at wikipedia with a good explanation.
    Raw image format - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Gail

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    Hi Gail- I did the same thing you did today. And amazingly- the photo needed very little fixing after!!
    denise

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    Way to Go..I too took the plunge and converted to RAW thought it would be 90 / 10 at first but have surprised myself and am shooting totally in RAW... Now I got to figure what it actually means..Thanks Gail for the link supplied its been a brilliant help

  11. Good on you! I have to do the same...!Thanks for the reminder! I'm sure you'll be thrilled. Always seemed funny that you shoot RAW after you learn a little..while it's always good to shoot RAW it's most important when you know little...not a lot!

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    Raw for me too. I switch back and I start running out of memory cards - gotta buy more.
    -Joanie
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  13. I started shooting in RAW back in December, got LR for Christmas and am loving it. I should have asked for more memory cards for Christmas....
    kelly
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    I started shooting RAW a little under 2 years ago. Wish I had understood it sooner, you end up with so much more flexibility. The memory card issue became a problem for me too, so much so that I ended up buying one of those mini-laptops to travel with so I could load pictures and clear the cards. The mini-laptop ended up being less expensive then constantly buying additional memory cards.
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    I love RAW too. It's allowed me to do some really creative things at times. But, is there a quick way in Bridge to create jpgs from all the RAW's? I have a folder worth of RAWs that I might want to get printed so I need to turn them to jpgs before I upload them to Shutterfly or wherever. I don't want to open/save them one at a time. I'm not sure what to ask for but is there a macro, or batch command or something that will do them all at once?...k

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    I had to cut back on what I shoot in RAW simply because I don't have a program to "view" them. It is a lot of hours to open each RAW file in PSE9 just to see if it is a keeper . For JPEGs, I view in Office Picture Manager first to weed out the no-so-good ones before I even think about using PSE9 for cropping/resizing/enhancing/etc. I'm still on the hunt for a RAW viewing program, so if anyone knows of a good program please let me know. PC and Windows Vista user. I love what I've gotten from RAW but it is way to time consuming with my current process/programs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kimbe View Post
    I love RAW too. It's allowed me to do some really creative things at times. But, is there a quick way in Bridge to create jpgs from all the RAW's? I have a folder worth of RAWs that I might want to get printed so I need to turn them to jpgs before I upload them to Shutterfly or wherever. I don't want to open/save them one at a time. I'm not sure what to ask for but is there a macro, or batch command or something that will do them all at once?...k
    Gail

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    I don't know about bridge but I use PSE.. from the FILE tab choose Process Multiple files.. select your folder and you can either put the JPGs in the same folder or a different one.. down at the bottom of the screen it says 'Convert files to:' choose JPEG Max Quality and sit back and watch it convert them.. it doesn't touch the originals so they're still intact.. hth
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    OMG...Donna you're a genius! I selected my CR2's, clicked Tools/Photoshop/Image Processor. I'd looked at it before and just didn't see it or maybe didn't understand it at the time. Thank you!!

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    Glad you found it :-)
    We do not remember days; we remember MOMENTS


    My Gear:
    Nikon D50, Nikon D200, SB600, SB800,
    Nikkor F1.4 50mm, various zoom lenses
    PSE 8.0 for Mac and a wonderful 21.5 IMAC
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