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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thousand Word Thursday - Raw files

I have read over and over again what an advantage it is to shoot and process saw pictures, but somehow it seems scary! I wanted to order a rather large print of this picture from Vancouver, so I decided to try processing the RAW file. When we were on our summer vacation I shot on RAW and jpeg so that I would have the archived files to play with, but have the JPEG to use immediately. The disadvantage is obviously that the files are HUGE, but I took along my little net book and unloaded my card daily. Would you believe that in an 11 day vacation I shot 50gb of pictures!! Totally worth it now that I am venturing into processing raw and loving the results. I used the software that came with the camera, but I may try light room soon, and see how that goes. (Free trial first.)

Here is the basic RAW file

Here is the picture that will soon hang in my house

Cheaper Than Therapy

10 comments:

Samson said...

that's the magic of RAW files.. its amazing how you can get those details in your picture when shooting in RAW and that phot is superb

lynne b. [my life in blog] said...

what a beautiful picture!!

Sarah said...

Very nice!

Mel Fraase said...

Great shot, wonderful work on it!!

Amy said...

Beautiful!

sheila said...

Dang! That water is as smooth as silk!

Sheress said...

That picture you took is beautiful. I wish I could hang it on my wall.

Sally said...

Wow, the difference is amazing. Gorgeous shot!

Heather's Hacienda said...

So awesome!! I am sure it will look great in your house!

Martha in PA said...

You did good! I shoot in RAW sometimes, but for every day things I stick to jpeg. Now that fall is here in the north east, and I hope to be out and about enjoying the weather and foliage, I'm going back to RAW!

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