Loc: Pacific NW, USA
Let me pick your brain. We have a photographer that is pushing the editor at work to get software that takes advantage of RAW files. This almost exclusively for newspaper pictures. We are being forced to tweak pictures at 300% unsharp mask. I don't think the raw really matters but I don't know that much. The editor asked me. I told him I would throw it up and see what you guys say.<br>This is an example. *shudder* Not that I did but they want us to do this for ads.<br><br>Any suggestions/feedback?<br><br>
If you are using a high end DSLR which outputs RAW files you are shorting yourself if you do not work with the original RAW file. Yes, the final output for the paper will be hundreds of times less resolution but working with the original RAW in PhotoShop CS is the way to go if available.<br><br>It's a one way street, once you lose resolution you cannot go back so you stay at highest resolution in any editing process until the last.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Loc: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
RAW files are read-only files that give you flexibility in manipulating the image as much as you want without loosing the quality of the original image. To me, the main advantage of a RAW file is White Balance correction; correcting JPEG or TIFF images will always produce noise.<br><br>I don't use special RAW software, just Adobe Camera RAW plug-in v2.4 beta with Photoshop CS. I was thinking of getting Capture One but I doubt it would provide more than what Adobe Camera RAW is providing. Which software is your photographer asking for?<br><br>[color:blue].........................................<br>Loading, please wait...</font color=blue><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by walzuhair on 01/19/05 12:19 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
Just a photoshop upgrade at this point but I have not talked to him so I don't know if he is asking for plug-ins etc. BTW this is a young cocky kid that is not that good and under deadlines. He tries a lot of stuff that doesn't work. It wastes time. The PS upgrade I have nothing against but I hate to see him waste time if it is not neccessary when the way he tweaks stuff looks crappy anyhow.<br><br>
I would imagine any photographer would prefer to start with a RAW file. That said, I don't think that newspaper reproduction would require it. Maybe you need to teach him "tweaking", or, if that example you showed is his work, how to select a proper exposure to begin with so that noise is not such a problem.<br><br>
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"...a young cocky kid that is not that good and under deadlines. "<br><br>Working with RAW files is going to make deadlines harder to reach. He probably read one article someplace....<br><br>[color:blue]For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.</font color=blue>
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