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

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Lightroom and the Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in for Photoshop have changed the way photographers work with images. Shooting in the raw format gives digital photographers complete control over every aspect of image quality. Camera Raw and Lightroom make the process of using raw files easier by providing a standardized way of accessing and working with these "digital negatives." Today serious photographers shoot raw images only.

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Overview

Lightroom and the Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in for Photoshop have changed the way photographers work with images. Shooting in the raw format gives digital photographers complete control over every aspect of image quality. Camera Raw and Lightroom make the process of using raw files easier by providing a standardized way of accessing and working with these "digital negatives." Today serious photographers shoot raw images only.

The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Camera Raw, Lightroom, and Photoshop is devoted exclusively to the topic, explaining the advantages and challenges of using Camera Raw or Lightroom to produce magnificent images. The book takes a modern approach to raw image processing, now that raw image processing technology has matured and is firmly entrenched as an essential aspect of digital photography. Renowned photographer and educator Jeff Schewe covers optimizing images in Camera Raw, Lightroom, and Photoshop, with the aim to get the optimal final image. Readers will learn hands-on techniques for exposing and shooting for raw image capture. The author covers the raw processing controls in Camera Raw and Lightroom and developing a raw processing workflow. He also offers Photoshop techniques for perfecting the master image, converting color to B/W, and image processing for panoramic and HDR images.

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"Jeff played host at his studio to some of the key meetings in Lightroom's early development. With The Digital Negative, he pulls together his years of bridging traditional photography and digital photography and shares it with the broader

photographic community."

–Mark Hamburg, Fellow, Adobe Systems, Inc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321839572
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 161,031
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Schewe is an award-winning professional advertising photographer and digital imaging pioneer. He teaches and leads workshops and is a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame at Photoshop World. Jeff co-authored Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is a Digital Negative
Chapter 2: Adobe Raw Image Processing Applications Overview
Chapter 3: Using Lightroom or Camera Raw for Global Processing Adjustments
Chapter 4: Using Lightroom or Camera Raw for Local Processing Adjustments
Chapter 5: Deploying Photoshop to Perfect Your Images
Chapter 6: Developing an Efficient Raw Processing Workflow
Chapter 7: Before and After Case Studies
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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    excellent presentation on the value of the image negative

    This presentation gave me a different perspective on the digital content of raw images. I recommend it for any digital photographer and as a resource for those who have workshops instructing about digital post processing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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