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Old 12th of December 2006 (Tue)   #1
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Hi, I've read alot on here and in magazines about shooting in Raw and I'd like to give it ago....could anyone give some basic advice on what to do after I have a RAW picture......I have never shot RAW...and I'm a little apprehensive that I might be biting off a little too much so any help would be appreciated...thanks
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1) Set your camera's quality setting to RAW.
2) Take pictures.
3) Use a card reader to download them to your computer.
4) Install Canon's Digital Photo Professional software.
5) Print out the instruction manual included with the software.
6) Read the manual
7) Read it again, and keep it handy for reference.
8 ) Launch the software, navigate to the folder where the RAW files are stored.
9) Have fun!

There is other software available which you might want to try eventually, but DPP is free and relatively painless.
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Default Re: Help getting started with RAW?

There is really nothing to be apprehensive about because unless you delete it the RAW file is never changed. The "conversion" software merely reads the file and uses the data contained in it to create a new picture file. Push the converter's sliders around and watch the preview to see what they do. When you see something you like, save it. If you change your mind tomorrow, delete it and go back to the original RAW and start over. Remember that the whole point of RAW is that it lets you do it your way, which means that the result doesn't have to measure up to anybody's judgement but your own.
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Default Re: Help getting started with RAW?

Thanks guys....I'm going give it a go...the only really worry I had was my friend (who has a Nikon BOO HISS...) tried it and said that she seemed to have a very noisey image that wasn't as good as the jpeg of the same image but she thought it was may be something she was doing wrong Is it likely to have been her? Or is this something that occurs during the processing
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I had was my friend (who has a Nikon BOO HISS...) tried it and said that she seemed to have a very noisey image that wasn't as good as the jpeg of the same image
There are three things to be aware of which will make noise worse.

The first is increasing the exposure with the RAW converter, especially with high ISO shots.

The second is sharpening a high ISO shot. DPP will apply the same sharpening parameters as set in the camera by default. If the image looks noisy, reduce the amount of sharpening with DPP.

The third is using a Nikon at high ISO settings.
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Thanks Curtis.....not sure I'm brave enough to tell her that though LOL.....

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RAW book in this thread

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=242640
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Hi, every vary. Some very else can help me. Which are the best way to save file from Raw?
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Hi, every vary. Some very else can help me. Which are the best way to save file from Raw?
16 bpc .tif or .psd.
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LOL. Real men click the "Save" button.
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Save button takes longer, my fingers know where to find the keys in about 1/4 the time
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