To keep, or not to keep

October 21, 2009

This tutorial has been moved to http://www.digidiversity.co.uk/2009/10/to-keep-or-not-to-keep/

There are 2 areas I want to cover here.

• My workflow from start to finish

• Do I really want to delete that shot?

What shots do you delete? Do you shoot Jpeg and keep them all? Do you shoot RAW, save just the keepers in RAW and Jpeg the rest? Do you keep all the RAWs? Do you delete all your out of focus and badly exposed shots but keep the rest?…….

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This tutorial has been moved to http://www.digidiversity.co.uk/2009/10/from-raw-to-jpeg-an-indepth-look/

This is going to be a fairly long one so I would make sure you have some supplies ready. Maybe a snack on stand by and your favourite method of getting your caffeine fix at the ready.

I want to cover several key areas:

RAW and Jpeg – whats the difference?

An introduction to Adobe Camera RAW (ACR)

Processing your images from RAW to final Jpeg……

Photoshop Elements 8

September 30, 2009

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Well it looks like the new version of Elements has arrived. The main additions look like improved automated adjustments, an improved organizer and a few new tools such as being able to re-compose photo’s without distorting key subjects. The latter sounds like content aware scaling from the full version of Photoshop which is when you can change the width and height of a photo as you would with the basic transform tool. The key difference being that this tool tries to detect the main subjects and not distort them. A handy tool if a little bit of  a gimmick.

By the looks of things it may be worth while getting if you use the organizer heavily or are more fond of the automated edits elements offers rather than the full edit mode. For me however it doesn’t seem to be a necessary update from version 7. Owners of version 6 and bellow may get more for their money from this latest offering.

From the official Adobe site

http://tryit.adobe.com/uk/photoshopelements/?sdid=DMHGK

‘Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8 software combines power and simplicity so you can make your photos look extraordinary, share your life stories in unique print creations and web experiences, and easily manage and protect all your photos and video clips.’

Here are a few reviews I found

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/software/351859/adobe-photoshop-elements-8

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/index.cfm?reviewid=3202535

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/software/0,39029471,49303714,00.htm