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Old Dec 2, 2013, 8:53 PM   #21
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I noticed Colin with huelight has just released Lightroom/Photoshop profiles for E-M1 raw files. I use his profiles religiously with my E-M5 raw files.
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Old Dec 2, 2013, 10:53 PM   #22
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I'm shooting in raw and post processing in LightRoom or Photoshop CS6. I should say I WAS shooting in raw when the weather was better. Haven't done much shooting of any kind for the last couple weeks. Here's one I got before the weather turned in downtown Salem.
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Old Dec 3, 2013, 7:01 AM   #23
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Any good resources out there for learning to shoot and post-process in Raw? should probably be something that I need to start learning.
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Yeah, I am glad I checked the olympus site today.

Checked it too late to get the body only refurbished M5 (i wanted the black).

But I did pick up the EM5 kit with 14-42 lens for $600 (did not need the lens but might as well sell my old 14-42 along with the EPL3). And still quite a deal.

I am definitely quite happy with it and am excited to try it out!
Congratulations on the EM5 kit, I am jealous... I kept going back and putting the silver one in my cart and getting ready to check out but just couldn't pull the trigger. I hope I'm not kicking myself 6 months from now if I can't find that price again
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I see the 40-150 is back to $199. That $119 was a heck of a price.
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Any good resources out there for learning to shoot and post-process in Raw? should probably be something that I need to start learning.
If you're using lightroom, I started by pounding through the Lightroom book by Scott Kelby. It's the only one I've used so I can't compare, but it seemed pretty good to me . . .
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Any good resources out there for learning to shoot and post-process in Raw? should probably be something that I need to start learning.
It really depends first on what software you will be using, because the experience is very different from one piece of software to another.

The most basic program is going to the Olympus' own Viewer. I have Viewer, Photoshop, Lightroom and DxO on my machine and the differences between the Adobe and DxO products are significant.

I could walk anyone through my process from how I capture an image to how I run it though the processor using Adobe Camera raw but if I was starting from square one right now I'd download as many free trials as possible and see which one I liked working with best and then start learning raw processing from the standpoint of how that program works. Scott Kelby's books are about as good as it gets, but only from a Lightroom/Photoshop perspective. If you wind up selecting DxO or Corel or something else a lot of Kelby's notes on processing will not be as relevant.

Raw conversion programs work the same on the most basic level, but there's some significant differences between (the two I know well) Adobe Camera raw and DxO, like the ability to make local adjustments and masking abilities in ACR that DxO does not offer, and DxO cannot recover highlights to the same extent of ACR. If I was using DxO more I would be much more careful exposing for highlights than I do knowing I can go a little over on the highlights and get them back in ACR while at the same time preserving more shadow detail.
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I understand that Lightroom does not damage the original files so you can edit to your hearts content.
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I understand that Lightroom does not damage the original files so you can edit to your hearts content.
That's correct. Also working with Raw in LR (at least LR5) is transparent to the user in that LR really doesn't care if you're working on a Raw, jpeg, or whatever. As a user the only way I know if I'm working on a raw or jpg is that I can push adjustment sliders further (with raw) before the image falls apart (or by checking the file name). This means you can adjust exposure perhaps 3 stops with raw as opposed to 1 stop with jpg. Essentially there are no raw conversion steps (like there is in PhotoShop) that the user has to step through. Once your files (jpg, raw or any other supported file) are imported into the LR catalog they just open no matter their format.

For years I used Jasc PaintShop Pro. When Corel bought PSP they stumbled a few times so I switched to LR. Frankly I didn't like LR at first, it's so different than what I was used to. But, like anything else, it gets better.

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Cool, thanks, I'll have to give it a shot. I'll probably stick with LR4 as that is what I own and have been used to.

Even the thought of figuring out how to start post processing (with all of the multitude of possible adjustments) was intimidating.

But, now that I have at least been seeing that I have been able to improve my JPEG images with some simple PP, I think it is time that I start to dabble with raw since that supposedly gives the most control
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