Discussion in 'Photography' started by KCook, Feb 22, 2010.
Another very nice example -
DCR Workshop: Post-Processing to Get What You Want
All of the shots in this little collection were done in RAW, then tweaked with Canon's own Digital Photo Professional editor. No Adobe needed -
Zenfolio | Kelly Cook | Glass art at festival
Great shots, Kelly. Good composition, rich colors, well balanced, nice sharpness.
Well, those rich colors are due in part to adjustments with the DPP editor. Funny you should comment on the sharpness. I took absolutely no extra steps whatever there. And these were all shot with the Canon 28-135 zoom lens, that is an old "kit" design. Which gets murdered in reviews. Furthermore, the 3 closeup shots were all crops, not the full frame. And yet there are endless howls on DSLR 'boards about how bad kit lenses are.
I'm impressed .. you did edit the photos and getting those results without using photoshop.. Nice shots there without too much PP..
Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.
– Imogen Cunningham
When starting out, the obvious 1st step would be whatever editor is supplied with your camera. Whether that is on a disc, or as a download. This is especially true for the RAW format. That is because there is no "standard" RAW format, each camera brand has its own flavor of RAW. But JPG is simply JPG. All editors, including the free ones, easily handle JPG files.
Some popular JPG editors, which are free downloads, include Faststone, IrfanView, and Picasa. These easily handle the basic adjustments for brightness and colors.
More advanced tasks include retouching. Fussing with some small detail to fix it's appearance. This requirement is beyond the free editors. For JPG files, ACDSee 14 has this capability to a small degree, Adobe's Elements takes it much further. As does Photoshop of course.
So there are several levels for editors, no one editor is "best" for everybody.
Link to a powerful example of the effect of creative editing -
We don't have bluebonnets here, but we DO have this.... - FM Forums
I have a new report on shadow recovery, this time with much more advanced tools -
Shadow Recovery With Editors
Thanks, very informative.
Yer welcome. Lightroom rules! Too bad the Import and Library parts of LR can be tough to swallow. The editing section, called "Develop", is a joy.
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