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Help !!!!!!!!

Postby GerardDuits » Fri 25 Jan 2013 17:14

I'm a classic schooled professional photographer, -under while retired for several years- but I have quite a hard time with RAW conversion software. Dark room was what I learned...

Can someone advice me an easier RAW converter than Adobe?
Thank you.
Gerard
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Re: Help !!!!!!!!

Postby Stany Buyle » Fri 25 Jan 2013 17:28

Hi Gerard,

Try Fast stone image viewer. It's pretty simple to work with.

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Re: Help !!!!!!!!

Postby pam.meier » Fri 25 Jan 2013 18:40

Raw Photo Processor (http://www.raw-photo-processor.com/RPP/Overview.html) actually is the digital version of the old analogue darkroom.
A lot of people find it hard, I find it very logical and it gives the best conversion qualitywise. You may want to give it a try.
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Re: Help !!!!!!!!

Postby Steve Bingham » Fri 25 Jan 2013 19:20

Actually, Adobe Camera Raw is as simple as you want to make it. Simply use "As shot", then click on "Auto". Done. Your new tiff file can be set to 16 or 32 bit before the conversion (bottom of the dialog page). There are many parameters you can set but they are totally unnecessary in the beginning. Photoshop Elements 11 comes with ACR which has less parameters but works great. This would be a good place to start. Remember, when you get your new tiff file you still need to make some changes to make it sing. You will learn how to dodge, burn, and adjust levels and curves. In addition, there are many automated "filters" out there that avoid some of this "learning" curve.
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Re: Help !!!!!!!!

Postby Leen Koper » Fri 25 Jan 2013 22:52

I recognize your concerns. I also learned the dark room with all its dodging and burning and eventually Farmer etc. Old school, both in camera technique and finishing my prints and now on the edge of retirement.
But you don't have to worry, just follow the advice Steve and start with ACR or (much cheaper) Lightroom and you will notice it is pretty easy. You can continue in Ps Elements -and even start completely in PS elements- and do believe me, it really is fun! After a while you can do in minutes the things that used to take a lot more time -and consuming paper and chemicals- in the darkroom.
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Postby GerardDuits » Sat 26 Jan 2013 18:28

Pamela, Stany, Steve and Leen,

Thanks to all of you for your kindness to help me.
Gerard.
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