Posts Tagged ‘Adobe Camera RAW’

How to choose Photography Software

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There are a large number of different software packages available aimed at photographers. Deciding which one is right for you can be a tricky business. Different software is good at different things, and the right software for you may not be the right software for another photographer.

So, I'm not going to tell you what the best photography software is, as that depends on you and your workflow. But in this article I'll cover the main points you should consider when looking at photography programs. This will help you evaluate what features are most important for you and which aren't needed, so you can make a more informed choice when deciding what software to go for.

How to choose Photography Software

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August 7th, 2016 at 10:38 am

Split Toning Explained

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Split toning is a technique where a color cast is applied to an image, but the color cast applied to the highlights is different to the color applied to the shadows.

Different color casts can give different feelings to an image. Oranges, reds, and yellows can give a warm, sunny day feeling. Blues can give a cold feeling. Greens and magentas can give a cross-processed film look.

There are quite a few different ways a split toned effect can be applied to an image. Different methods can be applied at different stages of the image editing process, they differ in how much control they offer, and how quickly they can be applied. In this article we'll look at the main split toning methods so you can decide for yourself which one would work best for your needs.

Split Toning Explained

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Can’t open RAW image files from your new camera?

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I've written before about the various advantages shooting RAW files with your camera has compared to shooting JPEGs. However, there is one big problem with RAW files that you are most likely to come across when you purchase a new camera.

This problem is that most camera manufacturers use a proprietary RAW format, and they change the file format with each new camera they release. This means that if your photo editing software is not up to date, then it won't be able to open the images as it doesn't understand the new format. In this article we'll look at this problem and how you can get round it.

Can't open RAW image files from your new camera?

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February 8th, 2015 at 3:13 pm

How to process RAW images

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Capturing your photos in RAW format allows you more control over the final image. You can bring back detail in areas that would otherwise appear bright white, or lighten up dark areas to reveal detail hidden in the shadows. You can change the white balance and adjust the contrast to suit the image.

While you can make adjustments to a certain extent with a JPEG image, the larger amount of data stored in a RAW image allows you to go further and achieve a better result.

How to process RAW images

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July 15th, 2013 at 3:41 pm