REALLY wanna jump into Sigma, but what about a decent RAW workflow?

Started Jan 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
Chato Forum Pro • Posts: 46,778
I agree

larryj wrote:

xpatUSA wrote:

marcio_napoli wrote:

I agree, maybe 8 bit TIFF is really an uncompressed jpeg, with not that much data left.

Can't agree with that.

Would say that 8-bit TIFF is OK if the output file after processing is a webshot for posting, etc.

16-bit TIFF for considerable post-processing followed by a largish print.

For a late model Sigma not much choice other than SPP for conversion to either 8 or 16-bit TIFF and then off to your favorite Editor . . .

I use 8-bit TIFF outputted from SPP and final PP in lightroom. I adjust any clipped highlights in SPP before exporting, as SPP seems to control highlights in Foveon files better then LR. All my downstream processing is done in LR, except for the few cases where I need layers and other specialized processing only available in PS. I use 16-bit TIFF files only for large prints.

I started off saving images as 16 bit TIF, and then did some comparisons. If you properly adjust the image in SPP, there is simply no reason to use 16 bit. For the life of me, I couldn't find any advantage.


-- hide signature --

"Everyone who has ever lived, has lived in Modern Times"

Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow