Napioa - Wind Origins

Napioa - Wind Origins
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I would suggest you to use Lightroom as the master software to deal with your images. Why because LR is suitable for organizing the images. You can capture directly from camera and create libraries. Automatic saving and back up is the main advantage of Light room. Basic enhancement like white balance,contrast,saturation,lens correction,Noise reduction ...


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I use a global to local method for editing. Everything goes through Lightroom to tag, keyword, organize and make global corrections and adjustments. I then take images in Photoshop for only the one's that need a greater amount of attention like skin re-touching, manipulation, or removal. If they need one step further I bring them into PS plugins. I'd say of ...


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First, understand there is no "normal" post processing. You can spend hours on one image and use a dozen tools to achieve what you desire. Or you could convert from RAW to JPEG and call it a day. If you are already achieving what you desire by simply using Lightroom, that is great. Many of the recent features added to Lightroom have been added to support ...


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The number of images you are shooting appears to be excessive. I worked as a self-employed professional photographer and would not shoot that number of images in a month. I had one job which required me to shoot 33,000 images in 6 weeks for a new website but in general terms, you need to apply some sort of discrimination filter to your work. If you are a ...


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The process you are describing is commonly referred to as culling images. Any modern photo editing suite will have features to help you accomplish this far more efficiently than a standard file explorer. What works the fastest for me is Photo Mechanic from Camera Bits, Inc. It is extremely fast at viewing full size RAW files without any need to ...


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I only post the first step of a method. Shoot less. You need to be more secure on what are you photographing and why are you photographing it. I get it, sometimes you take two exact frames because you feel the focus was wrong, or you corrected a frame. But are you taking photos, just because you were there? or are you making a bracketing just couse you ...


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I use Lightroom so I answer for that. In LightRoom, I can tag them with something, and later select only tagged ones. Instead of tagging arbitrary photos, try the survey view. With the filmstrip as the only other module visible, you can quickly select a group of images to compare them. Pick your winner and go on to the next selection. You can enhance ...


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XnViewMP is a freeware advanced viewer which will store all metadata in sidecar XMP files (supported by other programs like Bridge and Lightroom) and has colour labels and ratings and hotkeys. If you need to transfer the "selection" you will need to select your source folders and "update files from catalog" to store metadata permanently in .xmp files. It ...


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Including a white balance card in a test picture of the rug should help greatly (card in same light as the rug). Then you simply click the white balance tool on that card to remove any color cast from the lighting. Apply this correction to all session pictures (in same lighting). This of course assumes all of your lighting is of the same type, no mixed ...


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Using a color reference card, like an X-Rite Color Checker, may be something to add to the workflow if it's not already being used. Having a reference against which you can correct the color values helps with getting the color consistent and accurate, vs. correction via eyeballing. Creating camera profiles with the reference card is also very useful, ...


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Your assumption is mostly correct. The Nik tools have what could most politely be described as an 'awkward' workflow when used without Photoshop and Lightroom. The key difference is that any changes are saved back to the TIFF which you opened, there aren't other save options in most of the plugins (if any). So keep a note of the settings needed to ...



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