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Ben F
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/30/2004
 

Raw n jpeg stuff


Hey all,

Am wondering about a few processes to do with shooting digital.
If I shoot raw + jpeg, and intend to do some photoshop work before printing, would I solely use the original jpeg simply for a in-camera preview just to make sure I got what I need.

Then use the raw file, do what I needa do in PS, then save as jpeg or tiff for printing?? Is this the correct method? and how large would the jpeg/tiff be?..

What is the best method for storing the corrected/manipulated image for future printing?? raw/jpg/tiff format?

Thanks for help :)))


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3/9/2006 6:47:47 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  If in-camera preview means the little monitor on the back, I don't think you'd be looking at anything that you can distinguish as a file type. The intent was to have a raw file for the best of printing/working on, and the jpeg for a more manageable duplicate file for e-mailing/uploading. Such as shoot raw, but e-mail a client/customer right away so they can see/approve what you're doing.
Best storage depends. Some people like to keep raw as raw, they can convert when ever they need it. Also not as big as tiff.
You can keep as tiff. You have thumbnail image, file name easy to read. Raw needs to be converted to tiff anyway.
PSD if you have layers. You can go back later and make a change to a layer if you want.
Store a jpeg as a jpeg, don't see a reason to store a tiff as a jpeg. Heavy changes to a jpeg, might benefit from storing as a tiff. The more you do to it, the more degrading of a compressed file(noise/artifacts)


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3/9/2006 9:30:30 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  That's a tiny font size.
If in-camera preview means the little monitor on the back, I don't think you'd be looking at anything that you can distinguish as a file type. The intent was to have a raw file for the best of printing/working on, and the jpeg for a more manageable duplicate file for e-mailing/uploading. Such as shoot raw, but e-mail a client/customer right away so they can see/approve what you're doing.
Best storage depends. Some people like to keep raw as raw, they can convert when ever they need it. Also not as big as tiff.
You can keep as tiff. You have thumbnail image, file name easy to read. Raw needs to be converted to tiff anyway.
PSD if you have layers. You can go back later and make a change to a layer if you want.
Store a jpeg as a jpeg, don't see a reason to store a tiff as a jpeg. Heavy changes to a jpeg, might benefit from storing as a tiff. The more you do to it, the more degrading of a compressed file(noise/artifacts)


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3/9/2006 11:35:16 AM

 

BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/28/2003
  your workflow sounds disjointed.

most people shoot RAW + JPEG because they use the JPEG image for proofing, and use the RAW files for orders later.

I personally find that an odd way to do things, and subscribe to one way or the other. either shoot all jpeg or all raw. but combining both can turn into a nightmare.


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3/9/2006 11:57:54 AM

 
Phillip Corcoran   Gregory

Not only did you post a duplicate, you posted it in a gigantic font. Any reason for such silliness? Appreciate your knowledgeable response to the poster but no need for this!


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3/9/2006 2:45:59 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  ok


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3/9/2006 4:58:49 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  First one came out smaller than expected, looked too small to read. 2nd one to read better, but bigger than expected. Reason, cause I felt like it.


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3/9/2006 5:50:05 PM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  Gregory, try looking at you moniter through your 300MM lens...lol

Some wedding guys will shoot raw + Jpeg so they can show the couple the pics right away on a lap top, if your just shooting for yourself, you just need Raw. I think the whole raw = jpeg thing was so youd have a thumbnail to find the file you wanted to use, now windows has a raw file viewer so it isnt an option anymore.
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3/9/2006 7:35:54 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  NN
get closer



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3/10/2006 12:30:39 AM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  ok, now thats just creepy greg...
lol
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3/10/2006 4:36:55 AM

 
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