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I want to share a useful plugin for do white balance in a simple way when retouch scanned images. If you scan a lot of negatives and have the inconvenient that the raw scans open in PS with ugly color casts try this, and is free

by Hernan Zenteno at 2009-04-27 23:51:30 UTC Buenos Aires , Argentina | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Do they do anything that Camera Raw does not do?

by [former member] | 28 Apr 2009 02:04 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
Hi Neal. As i said is for scanned images that have no raw from capture. Maybe you can use it if you have jpgs from digital camera but is not for replace the raw capabilites.

by Hernan Zenteno | 28 Apr 2009 02:04 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
…….colour balance ain’t too bad

by Imants | 28 Apr 2009 04:04 | "The Boneyard 017º", Australia | | Report spam→
I am a little confused, Hernan. Adobe Camera Raw, the one in at least CS4, works on JPEGs and TIFFs (I actually never tried CS3 or CS2 on JPEGs or TIFFs). Of course the range of editing is more limited than with RAW files, but that is a factor of the file not the software. And that fountain of knowledge on such things, Ted Dillard, tells me that the better scanners do produce files in RAW format, including those from Nikon amd Imacon (now Hassie?).

I am a great believer in the freeware/shareware movement, and I use a lot of very good freeware and shareware. But IMO the more programs you cram into any computer, the more likely you are to get conflicts between them. So I am careful to check possible new programs out, making sure they actually add to the tools I have, before I install them. That’s why I asked the question.

by [former member] | 29 Apr 2009 15:04 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
This is the issue Neal. I have not imacon and nikon scans, no CS4. I found it useful because save me a lot of time with simple plataform and quick correction of color without wash out the hightlights, common when i play with curves or levels. That is. Yes, some people prefer scan and save the files in tiff or DNG and then open the images in LR or Aperture. There are a lot of ways to do that. In my case i scan the image and retouch for save it in jpg, don´t want too much tiff files cause i have not budget to buy a lot of memory. Just my two cents.

by Hernan Zenteno | 29 Apr 2009 16:04 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
But doesn’t Lightroom 2.0 have a tool that is essentially the same as Camera Raw? I don’t use it (I use Bridge and CS4) but someone told me that LR did have the equivalent and that in fact that was one of the advantages of LR. I never check it out however.

by [former member] | 29 Apr 2009 20:04 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
There is always 10 different tools to do the job. I think Hernan is just telling people about the useful way to do the job he wants and is sharing it. To Neal, LR works on raw files the same way camera raw does. It makes changes that are saved in the xmp sidecar file so no changes are made to the actual file. Also there are no tools for making localized changes in LR or Raw. LR overall has more raw controls and I personally enjoy the file management it does. Generally I still do all my raw work in camera raw and just use LR for organization.

by Joseph Molieri | 01 May 2009 06:05 | Port-Au-Prince, Haiti | | Report spam→
Thanks, Joseph. That’s very helpful. I was not being critical of Hernan…not at all…his postings are consistently useful and interesting. I was just trying to understand what the scope of operations is of these freeware programs.

by [former member] | 01 May 2009 13:05 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
Lightroom 2 does have some basic local adjustments for applying dodge/burn -type effects, but no localized color adjustment tools. With those new tools in LR2, I do about 99% of my work in there, only venturing into Photoshop when I really need it.

Herman – thanks for the info. I know someone who has a ton of negatives he is planning to scan. This will help quite a bit.

by Brian C Frank | 01 May 2009 14:05 | Des Moines, Iowa, United States | | Report spam→
Thank you Herman. Very useful !

by Roberto Morelli | 01 May 2009 15:05 | Milano, Italy | | Report spam→

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Hernan Zenteno, Photographer Hernan Zenteno
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" The Boneyard" , Australia
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Des Moines, Iowa , United States
Roberto Morelli, Photographer Roberto Morelli
Milan , Italy


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