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    Processing photos

    I got a DSLR for Christmas - Nikon D5100.
    I have been shooting in raw, but I was wondering how
    everyone processes their photos and saves them.
    Do you save a jpeg as well as the raw file?
    I need to get some kind of process in place before
    I get too far behind.

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    I use Lightroom to process the photos and I do keep a Jpeg and the Raw version Finishing touches on the Jpeg are done in Photoshop


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen D View Post
    I use Lightroom to process the photos and I do keep a Jpeg and the Raw version Finishing touches on the Jpeg are done in Photoshop
    I keep my photos by date. Do you have separate folders for jpeg & raw?

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    Nope, they are side by side. Because they are different file types they can share the same name


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    I keep both files in the same folder (as Jen says they are different file types) if I think I may one day want to use the file again .. enlargement for print/framing/etc. If it is a photo that is a once use for a scrapbook page then I just keep the jpg once I have made any edits. I rename all my edited photos to "crop file# date" ... so in my monthly photo folder I have the edited jpg, the original jpg, and the raw if I keep it.
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    i take raws and process them in pse. i usually don't save the jpg version, only if i give them to someone. i have my pictures folder sorted by date and when i have jpgs i save them there as well.
    my folder names are date-where i took them-event or object
    when i have a day with several wheres and whys i usually will have two or more folders.
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    Thanks so much, this is great information.
    I assume that you would have to have a jpeg version
    to upload to a web site like Flickr.

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    I keep the raw and the jpeg. I process in Lightroom...my hard drive is filling up quickly...
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    I also use Lightroom and keep both jpeg and raw in the same folder. I also use Lightroom to tweek the jpegs from my point and shoot camera that doesn't shoot in raw.
    Wendy


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    I process my RAW photos in Adobe Bridge and finish in Photoshop. I have gotten lazy and have been using some Florabella actions a lot lately in Photoshop which are so easy. I don't save a jpeg version unless I think someone else may need it or I might print for a framed photo in my house.
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    Jodi, I'm taking a Lightroom class and today the teacher mentioned the difference in size between a raw (23MB) and the jpg 2+MB. I bet they add up! One word for you ....EHD!
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