Workflow with RAW?

Started Apr 4, 2009 | Discussions thread
Kabe Luna
Kabe Luna Veteran Member • Posts: 9,493
I start with...

...Aperture for editing the shoot down to selects, which are moved to a "Selects" folder. Fine-tune then convert RAWs using Capture One 4.X. Add copyright information and metadata/keywords in PS CS4 as well as capture sharpening, Noise Ninja (if needed), adjustment layers, retouching and any special effects. Save layered PSD. Move onto the next select. Sounds involved, but most of it is automated with Photoshop actions.

I don't use Capture NX/2. Awful, slow software that compromises detail for the sake of apparently lower noise. C14.X gives much better highlight and shadow detail, particularly at high ISO, when combined with judicious use of Noise Ninja or some other dedicated noise reduction tool as well as more detailed images overall.

Pat Joh wrote:

So what is your work flow with RAW?
Do you start with NX or photoshop?

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