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slioch Jun 17, 2005 5:33 AM

Can someone explain to me, in words with fewer than 5 syllables, what "workflow" and "digital workflow" mean? I keep coming across them and can't decide whether I should be worried about them or not.:?

Tom LaPrise Jun 17, 2005 6:40 AM

Those refer to the steps between taking a digital photo and seeing the final result. If your camera uses a RAW file format, there are several steps involved in getting the data to look like a good photo and a certain order in which you would perform those steps. If you're shooting in .jpg mode, the only "workflow" might be to get the photos into your computer, open them in an editing program to see if any tweaking is needed, and (if needed) adjust the gamma, contrast, color balance, etc., and maybe sharpen a little, then save (preferably with a new name, so you keep your original "untouched").

slioch Jun 17, 2005 6:45 AM

Thanks Tom. I've used .jpg until recently, but now have a DSLR which offers RAW, well NEF, as well. Hope I can catch on to the process, sorry, workflow, painlessly.


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