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Getting Started with Camera Raw: How to make better pictures using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Second Edition by Ben Long

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3. Workflow and Importing

Trees in Yosemite Valley. Canon EOS 20D with a Canon 10–22 EF-S lens. 69 seconds at f/3.5.

“Workflow” may sound like something that only professional photographers need to worry about, but even hobbyist photographers develop very refined workflows for managing images and making prints. With a digital camera, you tend to shoot a lot, since the cost per shot is essentially free. This means you can quickly find yourself drowning in a glut of oddly named files. When you shoot raw, having an efficient workflow can be even more important because of the extra processing steps required to turn a raw file into a usable image. ...

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