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    Processing from RAW to JPEG

    Is it true that Nikon has proprietary software to convert RAW Files to JPEG? Is this a step that must be taken before utilizing Photoshop to ensure true color transfer? In RAW on her MacBookPro the colors look vibrant and rich, however when we send them off in JPEG to print the colors and contrast seem to have a Blue Gray Cast to them.

    The pictures that were shot in RAW required no editing in photoshop based on what was visible so they were just converted from RAW to JPEG in Photoshop, however the results were not wat was expected with colors and "Casts" that rendered the photos undesirable.

    Is there a Nikon Program we should be using? What is the process that seems to work best for you? Does anyone even have this issue or is it something unique to us?


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    Re: Processing from RAW to JPEG

    Quote Originally Posted by floridafan View Post
    Is a proprietary Nikon software product required to properly process from RAW to JPEG? The colors look great on the monitor in RAW but when they are converted to JPEG for printing musch of the vibrancy and contrast appear to be lost. This is most noticeable shooting indoors under industrial lighting. Even in front of a set light with two studio lights the problem persists in this industrial setting.

    Is there a process or procedure that should be utilized to properly convert these files from RAW to JPEG and retain their vibrancy.
    I don't use Nikon software to process my raw files and I don't notice any loss of contrast or saturation when converting to .jpg, so I'm wondering if there's some flaw in your workflow that's causing this.

    What software are you currently using?
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    Re: Processing from RAW to JPEG

    Are you editing the raw files or just converting to jpeg,raw files need editing.
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    Re: Converting files from RAW to JPEG

    If you are looking at the image on the back of the camera its a jpeg you are looking at not a raw, the camera displays a jpeg version of the raw.

    I have never known a camera where 90% of the raw images could not be improved with editing and thats with any make.
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    Re: Processing from RAW to JPEG

    My wife is using Photoshop to convert the files from RAW to JPEG. No editing.

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    Re: Processing from RAW to JPEG

    When you look at the LCD screen, you are seeing a preview JPEG image edited by the camera itself. When you view the RAW image, the in camera editing is removed. RAW images are meant to be edited by the photographer and often look "flat". Normally, it takes just a few adjustments to "punch them up".

    I'm not sure but, I think if you shoot in JPEG, the in camera editing stays with file. You have picture profiles in the menu system to help get the desired look.
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    Re: Converting files from RAW to JPEG

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilynne View Post
    Duplicate thread?
    The other one was the one that had broken link or something. It was impossible to open.
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  8. #8
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    Re: Converting files from RAW to JPEG

    Quote Originally Posted by floridafan View Post
    Is there a Nikon Program we should be using? What is the process that seems to work best for you? Does anyone even have this issue or is it something unique to us?
    My wife and I put raw files into Lightroom, edit as needed then convert to jpeg. We have not noticed what you are describing.
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    Re: Converting files from RAW to JPEG

    Quote Originally Posted by floridafan View Post
    Is it true that Nikon has proprietary software to convert RAW Files to JPEG? Is this a step that must be taken before utilizing Photoshop to ensure true color transfer? In RAW on her MacBookPro the colors look vibrant and rich, however when we send them off in JPEG to print the colors and contrast seem to have a Blue Gray Cast to them.

    The pictures that were shot in RAW required no editing in photoshop based on what was visible so they were just converted from RAW to JPEG in Photoshop, however the results were not wat was expected with colors and "Casts" that rendered the photos undesirable.

    Is there a Nikon Program we should be using? What is the process that seems to work best for you? Does anyone even have this issue or is it something unique to us?
    When you say "The pictures that were shot in RAW required no editing in photoshop based on what was visible", what do you mean exactly? Images as you saw them on the camera's LCD or image that you see when you open them in "Camera Raw" which is the raw to jpeg converter supplied in Photoshop?
    I think that a good basic post treatment tutorial (photoshop basics) could be a wise time investment if your wife is a bit serious about image processing.

    Another point worth looking for is the color calibration of your monitor and color profiles (in-camera and within photoshop). Sometimes such profiles if mis-matched can give false information to the printer and this could explain the bluish cast that you are describing.

    Hope you'll be able to calibrate your images to your satisfaction without too much pain and tears.

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    Re: Processing from RAW to JPEG

    Quote Originally Posted by floridafan View Post
    My wife is using Photoshop to convert the files from RAW to JPEG. No editing.
    I can't come up with an explanation why, once the image is open in Photoshop as a raw file, the saturation would change simply due to it being converted/saved as JPG. I could see how this could be related to a color-profile mismatch between Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop, possibly, but not from within Photoshop itself.

    Can you upload a raw file to Dropbox, or someplace similar, so we can download it to try and duplicate this?


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