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Thanks, First of most likely what is to be a barrage of questions eventually... lol

Are all the images in post #1692 directly from the camera or have they been enhanced using Photoshop or GIMP or some such other similar programs ?

Thanks
The first three were shot in RAW and then had only minor adjustments to sharpness, contrast and saturation in Digital Photo Professional before being converted to JPEG (the minimum I do for any shot).

The last two had the same treatment, but I also did a single-RAW HDR with a GIMP plug-in on both.

They all have EXIF embedded. I use Elements, GIMP, Photomatix PRO and DPP for post processing.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 12/25/08 at 11:24am
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The first three were shot in RAW and then had only minor adjustments to sharpness, contrast and saturation in Digital Photo Professional before being converted to JPEG (the minimum I do for any shot).

The last two had the same treatment, but I also did a single-RAW HDR with a GIMP plug-in on both.

They all have EXIF embedded. I use Elements, GIMP, Photomatix PRO and DPP for post processing.
Thank you for the information.
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So when you shoot in RAW. do you have to convert all the images before doing things with them.. Like one at a time. I just can't shoot in RAW. and load them on my computer right?

I've not moved to RAW yet on my D40, and I have some cool pics coming soon. Not great or anything, but I like them.
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So when you shoot in RAW. do you have to convert all the images before doing things with them.. Like one at a time. I just can't shoot in RAW. and load them on my computer right?

I've not moved to RAW yet on my D40, and I have some cool pics coming soon. Not great or anything, but I like them.
They work just like other image formats, but they're not universal like JPEGs or GIFs. Every camera company has their own RAW format - Canon has CR2, Nikon has NEF, etc. You need the bundled software from the camera to view them or a codec to view them with Windows Photo Gallery or as thumbnails in Explorer.

You can edit and print RAW files just like JPEGs, either with the included software or third party programs like Photoshop, Lightroom, etc. (with Adobe Camera RAW). You edit them first as a RAW file, then convert it to whatever standard image format.

And as far as converting goes, you can do them one at a time or batch process them. It's no problem with a fast system, I can process RAWs really quickly with my sig rig. I leave the vast majority of my shots in RAW unless I need to upload one, send one, do an HDR, make a print, etc., and only then do I convert it to JPEG or PNG.

Shooting RAW is the best way to go imo. There is very little flexibility in post-process with JPEGs as compared to RAWs. You can change the exposure, white balance, saturation, contrast, all without touching the RGB channels. RAW is awesome and it's all I shoot with.
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Ooo!
Put me down! I now have a Canon PowerShot A590IS. I <3 it, hehe.
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Ooo!
Put me down! I now have a Canon PowerShot A590IS. I <3 it, hehe.
Added, have fun with it!
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Macro shot of a hoya leaf (1/3" wide), taken with EF-S 60mm lens:

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Waiting to get my EF-S 60mm. I was going to order it from Amazon but found out that the store can't ship it until after Christmas, which just so happens I won't be at home that week.
So I'm ordering the lens at the end of next week so I can get it when I'm home.
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Waiting to get my EF-S 60mm. I was going to order it from Amazon but found out that the store can't ship it until after Christmas, which just so happens I won't be at home that week.
So I'm ordering the lens at the end of next week so I can get it when I'm home.
Cool, you went with the 60 after all. Even if you don't use it constantly or as much as your other lenses, you'll be glad you have it. Out of my four lenses, I probably use it the least, but it's my favorite lens, so sharp!
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A few new shots...







Full album here
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