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Show Us Your RAW Conversions, BEFORE And AFTER

 
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Dec 31, 2016 17:35 |  #6481

Stiga wrote in post #18228692 (external link)
It's a while since I posted an image on this forum, let's see if I can do it!

Here is my starting image loaded into DxO Optics Pro 10. Anyone who wants to play with the original can download it from here: https://www.mediafire.​com/?2tsi1dqft5frtty (external link)

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Now here is the result after DcO processing.

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Still not quite how I want it so here it is after some selective tweaking in Photoshop!
(I don't seem to be able to embed more than 2 image in the text -? I' put it into another post.)

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Rawtherapee conversion of Martin's photograph...
Here is the neutral profile first...


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And all the settings used...

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Dec 31, 2016 17:36 |  #6482

Which goes off and produces this output:


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Jan 01, 2017 04:13 |  #6483

Benitoite wrote in post #18229203 (external link)
Which goes off and produces this output:
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A very interesting result - but a tad too contrasty for me.

Unfortunately, my old eyes cannot read your settings; please tell me how you achieved perspective distortion correction. Is it a tool within RAW Therapee?


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Jan 01, 2017 10:57 as a reply to  @ Stiga's post |  #6484

Yes the tool allowed me to do the following adjustments:
Rotation
Vertical perspective
Horizontal perspective
Pincushion.

Of course the biggest adjustment was the vertical perspective. The others were very slight.




  
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Jan 01, 2017 15:11 |  #6485

Thanks Goldmember


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Jan 23, 2017 05:25 |  #6486

An Australian Juvenile Rosella

First image is the original RAW
Second Image is after color adjustments in Lightroom and at crop stage
Third Image is final finished image


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Jan 23, 2017 05:28 |  #6487

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Apr 20, 2017 17:31 |  #6488

It would be really cool if there was a Lightroom plugin that showed all the changes done to the image and did a before/after comparison.

Then we could have a nice standardized format for posting and it would be less time consuming for people to add content to this amazing thread!




  
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Apr 20, 2017 22:55 |  #6489

Smitty2k1 wrote in post #18333342 (external link)
It would be really cool if there was a Lightroom plugin that showed all the changes done to the image and did a before/after comparison.

Then we could have a nice standardized format for posting and it would be less time consuming for people to add content to this amazing thread!

Hitting Y in the Develop module shows a before/after comparison side-by-side. Is that what you mean?


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Apr 21, 2017 07:18 |  #6490

ManiZ wrote in post #18333565 (external link)
Hitting Y in the Develop module shows a before/after comparison side-by-side. Is that what you mean?

No I was thinking something specific for educational purposes of easily putting together a side-by-side comparison with all the editing details (sliders, etc.). Kind of like the images folks put together for this thread, but could be done with a single button/plugin instead of screenshots and additional work.




  
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Apr 21, 2017 07:33 |  #6491

In LR you can show the history panel and see everything you did to it.


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Apr 21, 2017 08:56 |  #6492

A while ago, Adobe came out with an extension/panel for Photoshop called "Tutorial Builder":

http://labs.adobe.com/​technologies/tutorialb​uilder/ (external link)

It does not seem like it made an impact on the user community and my guess is that Adobe never really followed up on developing it. In theory, it is interesting. I guess people prefer screencasts or video tutorials where a person is explaining the workflow and walking the viewer through the process?

Probably the easiest way to capture the adjustments made to a specific raw file in LR is to save the XMP sidecar file and distribute it with the raw file, or convert the raw to DNG and then process it - the raw processing instructions get written directly to the DNG. However, for this to be useful, folks would have to make their raw+XMP or DNG files downloadable to the public. As far as sharing the settings on this forum, you could simply copy the relevant parts of the text from the XMP sidecar and paste it into the forum post, even surrounding it with "code" tags:


crs:RawFileName="_MG_0​267.CR2"
crs:Version="9.10"
crs:ProcessVersion="6.​7"
crs:WhiteBalance="Cust​om"
crs:Temperature="5650"
crs:Tint="+16"
crs:LuminanceSmoothing​="14"
crs:ColorNoiseReductio​n="25"
crs:LuminanceNoiseRedu​ctionDetail="50"
crs:ColorNoiseReductio​nDetail="50"
crs:LuminanceNoiseRedu​ctionContrast="0"
crs:ColorNoiseReductio​nSmoothness="50"
crs:ToneCurveName="Med​ium Contrast"
crs:ToneCurveName2012=​"Linear"
crs:CameraProfile="Ado​be Standard"
crs:LensProfileSetup="​LensDefaults"

for example.

One of the major workflow shortcomings of LR is the inability to rearrange/reconfigure/​undock palettes and panels - if you could, then you could simply arrange them in a preset workspace where they would sit side-by-side or in some other efficient configuration so a single screenshot could capture all of them at once.

Anyway...

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Apr 21, 2017 09:01 |  #6493

In the ones I've done, I just make a bunch of selection screenshots (which by default go to the desktop), open them all simultaneously, arrange them in a meaningful way, then make an additional screenshot of the arrangement. Then I upload that final screenshot for sharing.

It's very cumbersome but it works I guess.

Gets me something like this:

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Apr 21, 2017 16:59 |  #6494

Probably the easiest way to capture the adjustments made to a specific raw file in LR is to save the XMP sidecar file and distribute it with the raw file,



The posters above seemed to want a record of all the intermediate stages and of the order in which they were set. The xmp won't supply the goods because it shows only the settings at a given moment, usually the final moment before export or transfer to another application - or discouraged abandonment. I often spend several minutes searching for the best balance between
"Exposure", Highlights and White Point or between Sharpening, Clarity and NR

Moreover, the settings are listed in a fixed order, which may or may not be the same as the user's plan of attack.


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Apr 21, 2017 19:08 as a reply to  @ tzalman's post |  #6495

Yeah, I'm not sure any posts in the thread show the thought process and the back and forth, which is probably too much information anyway.

Screenshots of the final settings show the same thing as the XMP, just easier to read.


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