Street BW from JPGs as good as RAW

Started Jun 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
Treve1 Regular Member • Posts: 309
Re: Street BW from JPGs as good as RAW

Horses for courses, I suppose.

My current workflow is:

  • set camera to B&W (so I can pre-visualise end result)
  • capture in JPEG Fine (so I can zoom in and check focus) + RAW
  • convert RAW in Elements using ACR (pretty much limited to recovering highlights)
  • crop in Elements
  • convert to B&W using Silver Efex plug-in (amazing tool!) picking the most appropriate pre-set for the image
  • any final "tarting up" in Elements before exporting to JPEG
  • delete Fuji JPEG (captured in camera) from my catalog

I always keep the original RAW file, so I have my digital "negative" to return to, if required.

Works for me (so far).

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