D800E vs. 5D3: Diminishing Returns or Reversal of Returns?

Started Jul 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Rick Knepper
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Re: Why want to reduce to 1800x1200 as default
In reply to rondhamalam, Jul 19, 2013

It's not a default. It's the final, intended image dimensions. Perhaps I am misunderstanding you.

To explain why I reduce the way I do: I start the down-sizng process during the RAW conversion because I am of the mind that a down-sizing here in RAW leads to less artifacts overall. I could be wrong though I don't think a change in the workflow for this leg of the processing would affect the overall outcome enough to say that my process screws the pooch.

I down-size according to a sharpening routine I adopted from a thread on FM that involves starting with an image 1.66 larger than the final image's dimensions. So, at conversion, I down-size to 2988x1992 which is 1.66x of 1800x1200. During the sharpening routine, the 2988x1992 image eventually gets reduced to 1800x1200.

My default is the RAW (right or wrong).

Here's the thread on the sharpening routine:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/726816/0

Other than a mild shot of sharpening in ACR for capture sharpening, I always sharpen my images at the dimensions I intend to use (and at 1.66 times the image as well).

This process is one of a thousand different ways and reasons for reducing the image.

rondhamalam wrote:

My preference is to have full scale as DEFAULT.

From there you have the freedom to crop or reduce or even enlarge.

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