The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop

The Digital Negative Raw Image Processing in Lightroom Camera Raw and Photoshop Shooting in the raw format gives digital photographers complete control over every aspect of image quality The Digital Negative Raw Image Processing in Lightroom Camera Raw and Photoshop is devoted

  • Title: The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop
  • Author: Jeff Schewe
  • ISBN: 9780321839572
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Paperback
  • Shooting in the raw format gives digital photographers complete control over every aspect of image quality The Digital Negative Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop is devoted exclusively to the topic and shows you how to make the most of that control Now that raw image processing technology has matured as an essential aspect of digital photogrShooting in the raw format gives digital photographers complete control over every aspect of image quality The Digital Negative Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop is devoted exclusively to the topic and shows you how to make the most of that control Now that raw image processing technology has matured as an essential aspect of digital photography, you need a modern book that takes a seasoned approach to the technology and explains the advantages and challenges of using Lightroom or Camera Raw to produce magnificent images Renowned photographer and bestselling author Jeff Schewe outlines a foolproof process for working with these digital negatives and presents his real world expertise on optimizing raw images You ll also learn hands on techniques for exposing and shooting for raw image capture and developing a raw processing workflow, as well as Photoshop techniques for perfecting the master image, converting color to black and white, and processing for panoramic and HDR images Get the best tone and color from your digital negatives Use Lightroom and Camera Raw sharpening controls to maximize image quality Take advantage of Photoshop to do what Lightroom and Camera Raw can t Produce stunning black and white images Visit the book s companion website at TheDigitalNegativeBook for sample images and

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    1. Good info, bad writing. The book has some good information on how to use the various sliders in Lightroom, and some nice examples. I could have done without the name-dropping and the often forced humor, though. The author should have just stated his connection with the Lightroom developers in the beginning, instead of dropping hints until he couldn't help himself and talking about it, somewhere close to the middle of the book. An editor would have helped with this, too.The parts that I liked wer [...]

    2. This book is as close as I've gotten to having access to the geeky insiders who code Lightroom and Photoshop. Schewe does not work for Adobe but he is one of their longest term testers and has been responsible for some things being the way they are inLR or Photoshop. The book is an interesting mix of history of development from an insider's view, humor, heavy geeky engineering stuff and direct discussion of how to optimize a master digital negative. I enjoyed the book and learned a great deal. I [...]

    3. An excellent introduction to getting the most out of your digital photgraphs. With an emphasis on shooting raw and processing in either Adobe Photoshop Lightroom or the Adobe Camera Raw plug in for Photoshop , Schewe walks readers through what a digital photograph is, how to shoot for an optimally exposed "capture" and then what to do with it to bring out it's latent properties without degrading image qaulity.If you are looking for an all inclusive guide to raw processing and post-processing thi [...]

    4. I'm on the fence between 3 and 4 stars. It gets 4 for accuracy, organization and clarity. Other aspects (tremendous ego, redundancy, incessant name dropping, etc.) bog down the writing in many places and draw me toward 3 stars. It's worth reading, but be prepared to skim in here and there. If you read both this book and his companion volume on print workflow and color management you probably only need to read one introduction. And finally, I'm inclined to agree with the author that it remains to [...]

    5. If you're already familiar with PS or LR and know that you're not supposed to saturate the colors until your eyes pop out, this book doesn't bring much to the table. Some technical aspects of color were interesting, but other than that I'm more excited to read the book that follows it, The Digital Print, which was the main reason I read this one anyway. It was a good prep for it. Printing is haaaaard.

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