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Chapter 14. Building a Digital Workflow: Making Quick Work of Raw Images

Chapter 14. Building a Digital Workflow: Making Quick Work of Raw Images

Digital photography has been around in one form or another for over a decade, but it's only recently that we feel it has truly come of age. Today, the question is not whether, but when digital capture will replace film for the vast majority of uses.

That said, anyone who has made the switch from film to digital can tell you that one major—and usually unanticipated—bottleneck crops up as soon as it's time to choose the “keepers” from a day's shooting. With film, you can pay extra for rush processing, and sort the images on a light table. Digital captures, however, have to be transferred to the computer—and if they're saved in the camera's raw format, they must be converted to RGB images—before you even know what you've captured.


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