Editing a RAW image

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Digital Nigel Forum Pro • Posts: 17,441
Re: Editing a RAW image

JeremyB2 wrote:

I use the free FastStone Viewer (Windows only) and can compare 2, 3 or 4 images on the screen. Then do Print Screen and use FastStone again to crop back to what I showed up top somewhere. Here's what the full screen looks like with FastStone and an old experiment...

Thanks Guy. I'd forgotten; I do in fact have Faststone Viewer but use it infrequently. I'll play around with your suggested method for creating a composite view.

It works, but screen captures are not the recommended way of comparing image files. That's because both documents will have gone through a resampling process before being displayed. So you're not comparing the actual images, but processed versions of them. It's good enough for showing gross differences between images, but if comparing things like details and sharpness, it's much better to produce a composite image in an editor.

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