Beginner tips for post processing?
One of the things I noticed as I switched from shooting strickly RAW to JPEG+RAW was that there's a significant difference in colors between that captured in JPEG on my E-M5 in vivid setting, to the ORF files that come out. While I love the colors my E-M5 produces for JPEG, I'd like to continue using RAW files due to the fact they contain more information for manipulation.
I was wondering if you guys had any tips for a beginner at post processing. For instance, I've been trying to get my RAWs to the same state (colors, sharpness, etc) as my JPEGs as a starting point before further manipulation. I downloaded and am using the Huelight camera profile for the E-M5 and that helped, but they still need a lot of tweaking.
Any tips would be welcome. Thanks.
Oh by the way, one of the biggest differences I noticed was in neon lights. In JPEGs some lights just get captured as pure white, while in RAW there is more color detail retained, but a significant amount of "blooming" surrounds the light sources. I can't for the life of me figure out how to reduce the bloom while retaining the contrast without blowing out the details in light sources.
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