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  1. #11
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    Re: gettin my feet wet in post-processsing

    Yeah, I am thinking the raw processing will rekindle my love for the D7100!
    There's an option for "camera" in white balance in Darktable...
    I found the PDF for using the software.. It's pretty good.

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    I always check the options in Camera RAW to see how other white balance settings alter the images. Quite often I leave it as AUTO, but there are times when I override the settings and choose my own white balance.

    I still have my D7100 - and the white balance for that body rarely ever pleased me. Despite owning several different bodies over the years, the D7100 had the worst balance of all of them (IMHO). Fortunately it is easily corrected during post processing!



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  2. #12
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    Re: gettin my feet wet in post-processsing

    I used a D7000 as my primary body until I bought a D750 nearly 2 years ago. Since getting the D7000 I have always shot Raw+Jpeg and have the Raw files save to the primary SD card and the Jpegs save to the 2nd SD card. Usually the 2nd SD card is a smaller-size and slower speed than the primary. I have the best of both worlds that way, a quick JPG I can share, and the Raw I can work with in post.

    I also am heavily committed to open-source. I do use Windows currently on the main editing PC, but have used Ubuntu Linux of various revisions over the years. I settled on RawTherapee as my Raw editor of choice. It integrates to some degree with GIMP so you can export a file directly from RawTherapee and it loads into GIMP. You do not edit Raw in GIMP at all. RawTherapee allows you to save profiles and I do that for common subjects that use the same lens and lighting mostly. It can also be used to give a starting point with loading the color tables, lens profiles, and things like that. Feature for feature, RawTherapee does pack a lot of the expected Lightroom tools, but they are not presented in as friendly of a format. But if you don't learn on the Adobe products first, then what you expect to see no longer is a limiting factor for using the open-source software.

    And as for archiving stuff, I keep those Raw files and will often revisit an image if I learn something months or years later and process differently. I tend to dump the Jpegs. I store long-term on network-attached storage hard disks.
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  3. #13
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    Re: gettin my feet wet in post-processsing

    I have rawtherapee installed too, but have not looked too much at it. GIMP seems very complicated!
    I just bought a 5TB us drive for backups, but feel I can save bigger stuff there too. Guess that was another reason I had not used raw.. (disk storage)

    Quote Originally Posted by BF Hammer View Post
    I used a D7000 as my primary body until I bought a D750 nearly 2 years ago. Since getting the D7000 I have always shot Raw+Jpeg and have the Raw files save to the primary SD card and the Jpegs save to the 2nd SD card. Usually the 2nd SD card is a smaller-size and slower speed than the primary. I have the best of both worlds that way, a quick JPG I can share, and the Raw I can work with in post.

    I also am heavily committed to open-source. I do use Windows currently on the main editing PC, but have used Ubuntu Linux of various revisions over the years. I settled on RawTherapee as my Raw editor of choice. It integrates to some degree with GIMP so you can export a file directly from RawTherapee and it loads into GIMP. You do not edit Raw in GIMP at all. RawTherapee allows you to save profiles and I do that for common subjects that use the same lens and lighting mostly. It can also be used to give a starting point with loading the color tables, lens profiles, and things like that. Feature for feature, RawTherapee does pack a lot of the expected Lightroom tools, but they are not presented in as friendly of a format. But if you don't learn on the Adobe products first, then what you expect to see no longer is a limiting factor for using the open-source software.

    And as for archiving stuff, I keep those Raw files and will often revisit an image if I learn something months or years later and process differently. I tend to dump the Jpegs. I store long-term on network-attached storage hard disks.
    D7500 / D7100 / N6006 / Nikon AF-S 35mm / Nikon AF 50mm / Sigma 17-50mm / Nikon AF-P FX 70-300mm / Tokina 11-16mm / Sigma C 150-600mm / Sigma A 50-100mm / Nikon AF-S 105mm Micro

  4. #14
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    Re: gettin my feet wet in post-processsing

    Ha! Looks like 3.4 is out!

    Upgrading:
    darktable x86_64 3.4.0-1.fc33 updates 5.6 M


    Quote Originally Posted by Needa View Post
    Still shooting d7100 here also use darktable. As for the buffer I shoot 14 bit lossless compression so I understand, be sure your are using better cards. There were lots of conversations on this site about d7100's and cards. The buffer is no worse than a manual film advance.

    There is no reason why you can't shoot both raw and jpg for now and only process the best images. For me there are less images that get processed having become more ruthless with culling recently. Those that do get processed get individual treatment mostly, a few get the history stack copied over.

    Which version of darktable are you using? As for processing I the use of the scene-refered work flow beats display-refered in version 3.2.1. Can't wait for 3.4 to hit my repo. There are quite a few resources out there for the new version already. Have you seen the recent Lightroom vs darktable comparison?

    https://fstoppers.com/originals/free...htrooms-537068
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  5. #15
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    Re: gettin my feet wet in post-processsing

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeee View Post
    I have rawtherapee installed too, but have not looked too much at it. GIMP seems very complicated!
    I just bought a 5TB us drive for backups, but feel I can save bigger stuff there too. Guess that was another reason I had not used raw.. (disk storage)
    My suggestion would be to pick one editor and stick with it for a while. FYI 3.4 hit the Fedora repos sometime over night.

    Some links to darktable resources.

    https://avidandrew.com/darktable-scene-referred-workflow.html

    https://darktable-org.github.io/dtdocs/

    https://discuss.pixls.us/c/software/darktable/19

  6. #16
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    Re: gettin my feet wet in post-processsing

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeee View Post
    Ha! Looks like 3.4 is out!

    Upgrading:
    darktable x86_64 3.4.0-1.fc33 updates 5.6 M
    Like what I see so far. Had to change my default tools only wanted scene-refered showing.

  7. #17
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    Re: gettin my feet wet in post-processsing

    Hi,

    I downloaded (from darktable.org) and installed darktable-3.4.0.dmg replacing the previous version on my Mac. Surprisingly, it crashed when opening. It never happened before when updating a new version. Wonder if anyone installed Mac new version and got the same problem. Any tips to resolve this issue? Thanks

  8. #18
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    Re: gettin my feet wet in post-processsing

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    I don't use Lightroom often, but I think it has the ability to sync settings from one edited image to a collection of others. So once one image is edited, if others in the collection are taken with approximately the same exposure, then the settings from the edited image can be applied at once to them.
    You certainly can do that within a collection in LR. There is also a way to do between every photo in your LR portfolio, although I can't for the life of me think why you'd want to do so.

    When you sync photo editing settings from one photo to others, you can also select which settings you wish to enable with the sync.

    It is a useful tool when post processing a set of photos taken under the same conditions.

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  9. #19
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    Re: gettin my feet wet in post-processsing

    Quote Originally Posted by blackstar View Post
    Hi,

    I downloaded (from darktable.org) and installed darktable-3.4.0.dmg replacing the previous version on my Mac. Surprisingly, it crashed when opening. It never happened before when updating a new version. Wonder if anyone installed Mac new version and got the same problem. Any tips to resolve this issue? Thanks

    Try loading from command line see notes here.

    https://darktable-org.github.io/dtdo...ems-solutions/

  10. #20
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    Re: gettin my feet wet in post-processsing

    Thanks, Needa. But the problem on my Mac is not about OpenCL run-time error. It's the same issue reported on darktable website: "Darktable 3.2.1 works fine on my system. Darktable 3.4.0 crashes on startup. Here is the error from Console:
    *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '-[__NSCFLocale languageCode]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x7fb371d00e40'...

    Any help?





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