Raw Workflow from Capture to Archives: A Complete Digital Photographer's Guide to Raw Imaging (Paperback)

Philip Andrews, Yvonne J. Butler, Joe Farace

  • 出版商: Focal Press
  • 出版日期: 2006-09-04
  • 定價: $1,200
  • 售價: 2.5$299
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 304
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0240807529
  • ISBN-13: 9780240807522

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'Raw Workflow from Capture to Archives' provides specific, practical explanations and how-to instructions for the digital photographer mastering this process. The most comprehensive book devoted to simplifying raw workflow, this guide will demystify raw functions in the camera, raw converter, image processing and enhancement software, and digital asset management programs. Not restricting itself to a single workflow this valuable resource discusses the latest applications that deal with raw files, including special plug-ins, stand alone programs and custom applications. Shooting raw gives you complete creative control over your images and is the hottest topic in digital photography today. Learn how to take advantage of the benefits of raw to increase your creative control and streamline your raw workflow in this informative guide.

 

Table of Contents

Section One: Raw Basics Raw School 101 What is Raw? An extra processing step Behold the new negative Why bother with Raw? Why not just stick to JPEG? When only the best will do! Making the switch Raw as a Learning Tool Advantages of Shooting Raw Raw Disadvantages Proprietary and Open RAW file formats A little more background information please! I?ll be back with you in a byte Working with bit files? Eight or sixteen? EXIF? What is EXIF? sRGB Color space: You Pays Your Money and Takes Yer Chance Perfection? Shooting in Raw Mode Getting set to shoot in the Raw Changing your wokflow to accommodate Implications for capture variables or camera parameters Capturing your fist Raw picture 01 Enablling the Camera 02 Determining pixel dimensions 03 Picking bit depth 04 Adjusting color settings-saturation, white balance and color space 05 Managing the tones-contrast control 06 Applyigng sharpening and noise reduction 08 Establishing exposure Exposure essentials Shooting tethered Raw versus non-raw capture workflow Raw Capable Cameras Other considerations when capturing Raw Downloading Raw Files Camera to computer Card Reader to Computer Connections Operation System based downloads Windows step by step The Microsoft Raw Image Thumbnailer and Viewer for Windows XP Macintosh Step by step Camera specific download Nikon?s download manager Software specific download Photoshop Elements and the Adobe Photo Downloader Photoshop and Bridge Adobe LightRoom Shooting Tethered – Capture and download in one step Raw Editor Round UP How to choose: Figuring out what is best for you Raw converter selection criteria Raw software common features ?What are my options?? Editor round up New developments Doing it yourself Nikon Capture Editor SharpRaw Capture One Raw Shooter Adobe Camera Raw (Bridge, Photoshop and Photoshop Elements) Bibble SilverFast Aperture Lightroom Establishing a Raw Workflow What is a digital raw workflow anyway? Establishing a workflow that works for you The ?Convert Then Edit? approach Full Raw Workflow options More details later Workflow components Basic workflow components: Workflow timesavers Synchronize settings across images Step by step synchronization: Section Two: Processing Raw Files Camera Based Convertors Camera based convertors software Advantages and disadvantages of a camera based system Different levels of support – the Nikon system Basic features More sophisticated control A hybrid approach Processing with Photoshop Elements Making Tonal Adjustments Sharpening, Luminance Smoothing and Color Noise Reduction Save to DNG Differences between Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) in Photoshop/Bridge and Photoshop Elements Processing with Photoshop Elements and Adobe Camera Raw Opening Rotate Adjusting White Balance Tonal Control Color strength adjustments Sharpness/Smoothness and Noise Reduction Output options Save, Open or Done ACR, Photoshop and Bridge Keeping ACR up to date The knowledge Back to the future: Using the File Browser in CS In Photoshop CS A Bridge to image making – Photoshop CS2 Raw enhancements before Photoshop What?s new pussycat? Show Workflow options The right hand side Settings? Not more settings? To save a settings subset: The Adjust tab Who is the Kelvin Guy? Pro?s No Clip tip-Exposure Pro?s No Clip Tip-Shadow The Detail tab The Lens tab Super Curve Calibrate, calibrate, dance to the music Converting to black-and-white Processing with Photoshop, Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw Opening Adjusting White Balance Tonal Control Color strength adjustments Lens Corrections Curve Controls Fine Tune Color with Calibration Sharpness/Smoothness and Noise Reduction Output options Save, Open or Done Beyond ACR basics Technique 1: Curves provide advanced tonal control Quick Start curves summary: Technique 2: Color fine-tuning with the Calibrate feature Technique 3: Applying Raw conversion settings without opening files One step further Managing ACR Settings Technique 4: Correcting color fringes and vignetting Stand Alone Convertors Raw Shooter Pixmantec Raw Shooter Conversion and Processing Using Dx0 Software Capture One and iView iView Mediapro & Capture One Pro: The iView MediaPro-Capture One Pro Workflow Section Three: Complete Raw Workflow Options Lossless Image Enhancement Comes of Age But how does it work? What happens when I want to print or create a slideshow? State of play Bridge and Photoshop Combine Options for screen output Instant slideshows Portable slideshows Exporting to other file formats: Automated Conversions using the Image Processor Printing from RAW files Producing a Contact Sheet Picture package Printing individual photos without conversion Making changes to an embedded file But you can?t edit a Smart Object. Not True! Tonal and color changes via the raw file Convert to grey Step by step Adding texture Reintroducing some color When you have no choice but to rasterize LightRoom Walkthrough What Is LightRoom? Enough talk, let?s get to it! The workspace The workflow modules Library: Develop: Slideshow Print: Where to from here? Aperture step-by-step Aperture core components Auto or Manual Adjustments? The Knowledge: A manual approach Aperture in Action: Output options Section Four: Raw File Management Organizing Your Raw Files It starts in-camera And continues when downloading Organizing and searching software: Grouping and keyword strategies: In action: Now we can search Managing raw files within Bridge Protecting Your Raw Assets Decide what to backup Making your first backup Back up regularly Store the duplicates securely Which format should I use for backups Backup Jargon Buster Backup Hardware options Versioning your edits Save me from myself Versions and Photoshop Elements Photoshop CS2 and versioning Aperture and editing versions Last appeal Appendix