The Digital Light Box

Sorting your images is an important and often unpopular task, especially if you are itching to get to work on your latest images.

The thumbnails displayed in many file browsers are usually not of high enough quality to be used for judging overall image quality. The fact that we will be working (mostly) with RAW files means that our digital light box has to have an associated or built-in RAW editor that can display the full, high-resolution image contained in the RAW data. When you are sorting your images, you should check:

  • Composition

  • Sharpness

  • Exposure (histograms are very useful here)

  • Color quality (which often depends on selecting the right white balance setting)

  • Which image of a series or a bracketing sequence[21] is the best ...

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