Easy Raw software


max11

Link Posted 28/07/2012 - 17:17
Dear All,
I have tried to look for an easy software, almost authomatic, to work on raw files but I had no luck despite trying 3 of them.

Any suggestions?

I do not really enjoy, or have enough time, to edit all the photos I take, and the reason I have started to shoot in RAW is the fact that they have a much better definition even than the JPG maximum quality.

Please advise, thanks in advance

Fletcher8

Link Posted 28/07/2012 - 19:02
If you are using Adobe Raw via Photoshop stick with it and you will find it becomes a lot easier. There are numerous videos on YouTube and on the net that will provide you with some visual guidance. I have posted a few RAW presets to help you out, you can find others on the web.

RAW PRESETS
Creating presents within Adobe RAW will save you a lot of time and provide you with a good starting point to edit your images.

Photoshop Landscape Settings
Sharpening
(Sliders)
Amount 40
Radius 0.8
Detail 50
Masking 0
Luminance 0
Colour 25
ColourDetail 50


Portrait SettingsSharpening
(Sliders)
Amount35
Radius1.2
Detail20
Masking70
Luminance 0
Colour 25
Colour Detail 50

I found Adobe Lightroom is easy to use in terms of RAW processing, but since I have learned a developed a little more using Photoshop, I no longer use Lightroom. Lots of RAW converter programmes but which one is the most simple to use I have no idea. Anyway I hope the above is of some use?

Fletcher8
Fletcher8.

max11

Link Posted 28/07/2012 - 19:45
Many thanks, I had no ideas there were this average value.
Are those values applicable to other softwares?

woodworm

Link Posted 28/07/2012 - 23:16
Lightroom is great for batch processing files; so you can edit multiple files all at once or with the same settings and it's a good price at the moment.

Google Picasa is a decent freebie alternative.

Smeggypants

Link Posted 29/07/2012 - 00:09
woodworm wrote:
Lightroom is great for batch processing files; so you can edit multiple files all at once or with the same settings and it's a good price at the moment.


Yup. Lightroom's develop presets are fantastic for applying a general tweak for multiple similar pics. I do this and then apply little tweaks to individual pics.
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max11

Link Posted 06/08/2012 - 20:31
many thanks
Does anybody know Raw Therapee?
I could not get the other 2 mentioned yet
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