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do you guys tweak your photos once you put them on the computer? or do you just leave them as is?
 
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Usually I'll take the RAW image, adjust exposure and white balance if needed, then convert to jpeg and crop.

I try not to have to do too much PP. It just takes too much time.

If I have to work that much to make it good, it wasn't good enough to begin with, if that makes sense.

Just my 2c worth,

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Usually I'll take the RAW image, adjust exposure and white balance if needed, then convert to jpeg and crop.

I try not to have to do too much PP. It just takes too much time.

If I have to work that much to make it good, it wasn't good enough to begin with, if that makes sense.

Just my 2c worth,

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Understandable, i am just saying like lets say a scenery picture you just make a lot of the colors pop more, make it more eye candyish vs trying to fix a crooked or a bad shot.
 
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post #4 of 19
Depends on how happy I am with the photo really. I've found that it can always be improved though. That being said it's a bad habit to get into doctoring all your shots.
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post #5 of 19
Well, you could hit the saturation a little, or adjust your color scale.

Of course, with proper exposure, you can help make your colors "pop" out of the camera (smaller aperture, longer exposure to saturate colors).
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post #6 of 19
I usually edit most of my shots. Since I shoot RAW I can adjust almost anything I want in the photo in lightroom. I go though the preset filters sometimes and some I downloaded if I like the looks of the photo. Then I adjust what need to be for the look I like ex. crop, exposure, contrast, colors, clarity, white balance etc... Once I get a pic I am satisfied with I will usually just sync the settings to the other photos from the batch and edit them accordingly. So most of my photos tend to be edited or atleast adjusted.
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I shoot raw and edit 100% of my photos. Usually white balance and if I don't like the overall picture than I start messing with everything else.
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post #8 of 19
Generally speaking I only tweak my photos when I intend to use them. Irrespective as to end user i.e web or print/framed they get the same treatment. The only thing different is in the final process - those images heading to the web are converted from ProRGB space 16bit to 8bit and sRGB. Those heading to the printer are sharpened based on the printer and profiled up for the paper they are being printed on.

My process is as follows:

RAW (Adobe RGB in camera) ----> import into Adobe Bridge -->first edit in Camera RAW (ProPhotoRGB 300ppi 16 bit) ----> Photoshop (further edits if needed)----> save as Tif ----->Then if going to the Web ---Convert to 8bit and sRGB ----> save as . jpg ----> upload.

If going to print then from Tif I sharpen based on printer and profile for paper ---> print
post #9 of 19
I'm a poor photographer with a reasonable (compact) camera but a respectable amateur photoshopper.

For every 50 photos I take, I'll play around with five of them until they're - in my opinion - good.

Once or twice a year, I take one that I'm happy with without any PP.

I'm a member of a photography forum as I'm thinking about getting a DSLR for Christmas. To PP or not PP is the unanswerable question of that particular forum.

I think, if photoshop, or similar, can help you then you'd a be a fool not to use it. No purist nonsense from me.

I should add that when I'm taking a photo, about 25% of the time, I've already got an idea for using it in Photoshop. Usually extracting and using it in my own composition.

As for storage, although I don't think it's what you were asking. I keep the original (jpg), any psd files I create and also a jpg of the psd.
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what i do is LR3 depends on mostly what camera im using. if im shooting a canon i generally dialup the contrast a little and also warm up the wb a bit. i find canon cr2 a bit greyish.

with the sony i dial down the reds.
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