"Focuses on how to maintain creative control of photos . . . [and] reflects the growing popularity of RAW workflows." -- Graphics.com, June 7, 2006
"Provides a workflow you can follow to filter out imperfections and correct the lens distortions in your would-be masterpieces." -- Boston Globe, June 12, 2006
From the Back Cover
Ansel Adams never would have surrendered his negatives, but countless digital photographers surrender their images to their cameras built-in image converters. The Art of RAW Conversion
, written by an expert in RAW photography, will show you how to regain creative control of your photos by working directly with the RAW file format.
This practical and beautifully illustrated guide explains the advantages of working with RAW files, which are the digital equivalent of film negatives, and then how to use RAW converters to create the best digital image from each shot. Mixing clear explanations with striking photographic examples, The Art of RAW Conversion covers todays most popular and innovative RAW converters (such as Camera RAW, RawShooter, Lightroom, and Aperture) and how to get the best results from each.
Techniques for calibrating a digital camera to work with RAW files
How to get the best results from the leading RAW converters and when to use each
Tips for color to black-and-white conversion
Coverage of basic color management and batch processing
Sections on Apples Aperture and Adobes Lightroom
Whether youre an amateur or a professional, The Art of RAW Conversion will take you beyond mere point-and-shoot photography, and show you how to achieve art-quality results with your digital camera.