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Software - General / Re: How to convert from Raw
« on: May 06, 2011, 17:36 »
Ok so after the advises here and some trying an updating software, my proces from Raw to final file is this in short:

Downloading raw files from camera to computer with the Canon software
Import Raw file to Lightroom 2
Edit the file in Lightroom
Exporting the file to Tiff 16 bit, 300 dpi, RGB
Opening the file in Photoshop and saving for Jpeg 8 bit for the final file.
Ready for upload...

Can anybody tell me if this is the right steps from Raw to jpeg file, ready for upload? am I missing some  important details?

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Software - General / Re: How to convert from Raw
« on: May 06, 2011, 14:56 »
Ok so after the advises here and some trying an updating software, my proces from Raw to final file is this in short:

Downloading files from camera to computer with the Canon software
Import Raw file to Lightroom 2
Edit the file in Lightroom
Exporting the file to Tiff 16 bit, 300 dpi, RGB
Opening the file in Photoshop and saving for Jpeg 8 bit for the final file.
Ready for upload...

Can anybody tell me if this is the right way (or one of the right ways) from Raw to jpeg file, ready for upload?

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Software - General / Re: How to convert from Raw
« on: May 06, 2011, 14:08 »
I solved the Raw import to Lightroom problem... I updated to Lightroom version 2.7 and it worked.
the camera is a Canon 7D (ACR question)

So now I can import Raw files directly in Lightroom and edit them there, and I also found out how to keep them in 300 dpi exporting them from Lightroom...

But... How do I make shure I keep the file in 16 bit? When I open in Photoshop it is a 8 bit jpeg!

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Software - General / Re: How to convert from Raw
« on: May 06, 2011, 13:37 »
Hi thank you for the advise... very helpfull!

But I can not find out how to import a Camera Raw file in Lightroom?... it comes with a message "the file seems to be unsupported or damaged". Do you know what I am doing wrong?

Another question How do I open the Adobe Camera Raw program? And how do I import the Raw file?

I would like to try both ways...

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Software - General / How to convert from Raw
« on: May 06, 2011, 13:02 »
Hi everybody hope somebody can help...

I just bought my first Canon DSLR camera and I am shooting in Raw mode. Now I would like to learn to convert my images the right way. Where do I find information about this? A guide explaining step by step the proces of going from raw, import to Mac, editing in lightroom and Photoshop an ending up with final high quality file.

I have been experimenting today first downloading with the software that came with the camera (Digital Photo professional). Then converting and saving from DPP to Exif-jpeg or Tiff 16 bit - output resolution 350 dpi in full size. Then I import the jpeg in Lightroom and edit the image and after export the image - export with preset - "burn full sized jpegs". When I open the image in the end in Photoshop the image has the right pixel size (3456 x 5120 px) but it is only 240 dpi and not 300 dpi - as I think it should be?

Can somebody help me with the right proces from Raw to final file? What am I doing right or wrong? I would like to learn this process right from the start to make photos that are up to Istocks quality standards.

I have Canon 7D, Digital Photo Professoinal (Canon software), Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS3

Would be very gratefull for some advise!  :)

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Thank you for the advise on the Nikon models...
I have researched some more and now I am actually considering the Canon 60D or the 7D.
The lens choice is also hard but I will take that one to the Canon lense forum.

Thank you for taking the time to help :-)

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Hello !

I hope somebody can give me some advise on my first camera choice. I am a vector contributor on Istock and I would like to also start going into photography. I dont have much technical knowledge so I need some advise to make the right choice.

I would like to get a camera that will be a good start up/intro camera to hopefully in a year or so upgrade to a Nikon D700 or D3X. Theese are my dream cameras but I think it is to much for me to begin with when my technical knowledge first have to be build up, but this is what I am aiming for in the future.

My main criteria is a good allround quality camera and a camera that is good for landscape and watersports photography. But it should also perform good for still photography and in studio.

I see this as my introduction to stock photography and second what I would like to specialize in: watersports (surfing) photography

I have been thinking on getting the Nikon D90 as a good beginner camera for this purpose and then advance later when I learn more.

Will this be a good choice? Or are there some of the other Nikon models more obvious, newer, better to start out with?

Can you recommend a good lens to start out surf photography?

I would really apreciate if you can give me some help and advice. Excuse my english, I am from scandinavia and not so used to write in english :-)

Thank you for helping!

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