Your Nikon RAW NEF Work Flow ?

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ggbutcher Contributing Member • Posts: 607
Re: Your Nikon RAW NEF Work Flow ?

juhsstin2 wrote:

chrisD46 wrote:

juhsstin2 wrote:

I open with NX-D; run ADL, brightness, contrast, saturation, and noise reduc as needed; then export to TIFF-16bit. I will then open the 16bit TIFF in Photoshop Elements and run any more global edits as needed like shadows/highlights, cropping, sharpness, etc. Then I will convert to 8bit for local edits including layers, spot healing, etc. Then I will publish as a high quality JPEG.

*Wouldn't converting to b bit high quality jpeg be the absolute last step in the post processing process ?

Yes, isn't that what I said?

Assuming OP's question containing 'b bit' is supposed to be '8 bit', I think he's wondering like I am why you'd convert to 8-bit to do the local edits?  I'd do such in the larger bitdepth, but I'm always ready to consider others' reasoning...

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