To convert raw takes forever.

Started Jun 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Timbukto
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Re: what is "forever"?
In reply to Johnyguy, Jun 1, 2013

Johnyguy wrote:

Timbukto wrote:

Johnyguy wrote:

RedFox88 wrote:

Johnyguy wrote:

dprsok wrote:

A 64-bit OS will help as well.  Lightroom 4 requires Windows 7 or Vista.

64-bit OS thats what I got,and I just ordered 8 gig  memory upgrade for my laptop.

You never stated what "forever" means?  How long to convert to an image format?

And you should know that laptops are generally designed not to be high performing computers so their battery life will last longer.  If you want a good performing computer, it needs to be a desktop that runs off power from the wall and not off a battery.

You have a point ,

What i ment forever is for 160 pictures toke 20 min.

RAM and SSD will not do much.  Harddrives have no issues with linear read/write speeds of large files...its the one thing they are actually better at than SSD.

For what reason do you feel the need to convert 160 RAWs to 160 full size-jpegs?  Did you really go through and spend time doing PP work on 160 pictures?  That would take longer than 20 minutes.

How do you do it when you go out to shot than go home ,and you looking at the pictures ,you don't convert all the shots ,what  you keep just leave it raw on the computer?

No what I did I  added  sharpness to all at once  than converted them.

Everyone says shot raw ,so i try to get most out of the camera. But I do realize that if you nail the picture at the first place than no need to make too many adjustment.

Jpeg looks good too already I'm using custom picture style with sharpness at 8.

Thanks for any tips.

You are doing it wrong.  You shoot raw, throw away non-keeper shots, and keep them as your hard drive as raw.  You then do post-processing work on any given picture to be just the way you want it (i.e. WB, NR, sharpness, dodge-burn, tone/exposure adjustments, etc) and RAW converters typically save the 'recipe' or PP work that you do to the RAW, all of which is reversible, etc.  You *only* need jpegs when you *publish* or *share* your work, most of the time you do not even need a full-size jpeg which is overkill for most things.

Therefore unless all 160 pictures you took were so amazing you immediately want them shared or published or printed, you do not need to convert the 160 pictures at all.

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