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Bol Ray
04-21-2011, 04:54 PM
Hi everyone,

I have been trying and self teach myself how to process RAW photographs for the last 4 years and I feel that I am missing something. could you guys point me to the right resources for the following topics, I would really apreciate it.

Processing RAW
Color space (RGB vs sRGB vs Adobe)
if I had to, should I choose to under expose or overexpose

04-27-2011, 10:17 PM
For what it's worth and Marko or M.A. are more proficient at this then I, but basic answers are:

1. You can process raw images in most photo editing software. I like to use LR but if you import your images using Photoshop CS or Photoshop Elements, the program will first open Adobe Bridge where you can do some basic preliminary editing.

2. I use Adobe RGB, my camera is set to Adobe RGB, but before uploading a photo to the web I will convert it to sRGB otherwise your colours most likely will turn up on screen quite different than you viewed them on your monitor.

3. The saying is expose to the right (over expose), that is without blowing out your highlights. But if you slightly over expose, you will get more detail in the shadow areas and still be able to bring down the light areas in post. The advantage to exposing to the right is that you will not get the unpleasant sort of noise you will see by trying to bring up an under exposed area.

I hope that makes sense.

05-04-2011, 06:17 AM
Does to me, Thanx for the tips.