Advice on Photo Software

Started Jun 9, 2013 | Questions thread
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rio911 Contributing Member • Posts: 973
Re: Advice on Photo Software

jg1110 wrote:

I am fairly new to photography and only take photos for myself and family and recently got an a77 and am interested in post processing some photos, i am wondering the best software for that purpose balancing ease of use with features, also is it best to shoot in JPEG ex fine or RAW + jpeg, or just shoot only raw?  any tips are much appreciated.

Shoot RAW + JPEG if you can (storage dependent).  It will give you the option "to PP or not to PP" during your early photo career. Later make up your own mind.

There are very nice paid RAW processing softwares, but I would suggest to start by taking a look at the Image Data Converter - RAW converter by Sony.  It is free and basically that is the only advantage.  Otherwise it is simple, straightforward but slow.  Once you open a RAW file, just go down the available corrections on the right side of the software.

Good luck and keep shooting your A77,


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