Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Quick RAW photo conversion

As a Canon user, I use Canon's free software Digital Photo Professional for quick RAW photo convertion.

It's really easy and efficient, here is my workflow:

- Select your pictures in DPP
- Click Batch convert
- Choose the folder you want the pictures to land in
- Always select TIFF 16bit - this is way better than 8bit and any jpeg!
- Select Output Resolution (here is a quick tip: choose 72dpi if your picture is for the web, 300dpi, if it's for print and 400dpi if you're printing in a photo lab)
- Choose the file name

I use Digital Photo Professional for the corrections in White Balance and the exposition of +/-2 f-stops. For everything else I use Photoshop.