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The Art Of RAW Conversion
Rating:4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Author:Uwe Steinmueller & Jurgen Gulbins
Publisher:No Starch Press
ISBN:1-59327-067-4
RRP:25.99
Price: from 3.84!
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This book, written by an expert in RAW photography, covers all aspects of shooting in RAW and processing the files to ensure you get the very best out of your camera. It takes you through a journey of image capture first explaining the difference between Jpeg and RAW through into colour theory, calibration, colour space and profiling techniques. Then it explains how to calibrate your camera and set up a workflow.
Then follows chapters on various RAW converters, from the likes of Adobe, Phase One, Apple and Pixmantec, give detailed information how to use each program. This is useful for anyone who wants detailed research into each program, but takes up almost 100 pages so once you choose a converter much of this section is redundant. A brief guide to each would have been better, allowing a lower priced book. Once you're familiar with the workings of the program the author explains how to get the perfect image including batch processing and better colour to black & white conversion.
Overall the presentation is good...illustrations are colourful, quality paper, high readability and a great introduction to RAW which will also fill in any knowledge gaps of the seasoned pros.

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