On the dynamic range of RAW...

Started Nov 30, 2004 | Discussions thread
OP Brian G. Veteran Member • Posts: 6,531
Re: Blending

Hi Typeaux (love the name, by the way)!,

Typeaux wrote:

My turn for a stupid question (and yes, there is such a thing,
I'm afraid), but wouldn't it be better, if using Photoshop, to
create PSD files and blend those as layers? That way there no loss
whatsoever, and you can flatten the final image into a JPEG, if
desired.

Yes, you could certainly do it that way also. I tend to convert my RAw files to Tiffs, which also suport layers. But there are a number of ways to accomplish this.

I'm a little fanatical, I confess... whenever I shoot in SHQ mode,
for example, the first thing I do when I open the image in
Photoshop is to save it as a PSD to ensure that I don't lose even
more data. I'd shoot in TIFF, but the file sizes are prohibitive.
Since I don't yet have the appropriate PS plug-in for RAW, I'm
using the highest JPEG quality I can right now. Based on your fine
tutorial, I am eager to try processing RAW images as soon as
possible.

I know what you mean- I immediately turn any jpegs into Tiffs, and for the same reason as you- don't want to lose data.

As for RAW- I'm happy to have piqued your interest.

Kind Regards,
Brian

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