Working with RAW files in CS2

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'''Working with RAW files for panorama picturing'''
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'''Working with RAW panorama source files'''
(Sorry for using German CS2, but with the pics you'll find the right way�)
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(German CS2 images with English added in () after German names)
  
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Working within CS2, click File->Open and then navigate to the panorama's source images. Select the relevant source files and click Open.
 
[[Image:0cs_open.jpg]]
 
[[Image:0cs_open.jpg]]
  
A window will open with thumbnailed pictures on the left and the select picture in the middle. On ritgh hand side you�ll find your checkboard to play with some parameters  
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A window will open with thumbnailed pictures on the left and the select picture in the middle. On right hand side are tabs with the images' parameters and adjustment sliders.
  
 
[[Image:1cs_open.jpg]]
 
[[Image:1cs_open.jpg]]
  
First check the light temperature. You may select all pictures on the left side for this action (mouse-click on the first, than strg/A), because the light temperature has to be the same for all pictures of your panorama
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First check the color temperature (Temperature). You should select all pictures on the left side for this action (mouse-click on the first, than strg/A (Shift-A) on the last image), because the color temperature has to be the same for all pictures of your panorama.
  
 
[[Image:temp1.jpg]]  [[Image:temp2.jpg]]
 
[[Image:temp1.jpg]]  [[Image:temp2.jpg]]
  
You may use the slider to select the  
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Use the (Temperature) slider to select the color-temperature
light-temperature
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If you prefer, you select one of the pre-sets
If you want, you select one of the pre-sets
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After that check the exposure. CS2 automatically set the exposure tabs on Auto. Search for your key pic in the left row and tab it with the mouse. Unclick the "Auto" and look at the result.
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After that, check the exposure. CS2 automatically set the exposure tabs on Auto. Search for your key pic in the left row and tab it with the mouse. Uncheck the "Auto" and look at the result.
 
   
 
   
Check exposure by moving the sliders on the right site: If you use the Alt key you will see the brightest parts on black background, moving the first slider "Belichtung"; Same for "Tiefen", you will find the darkest parts on white background
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Adjust exposure by moving the (Exposure) slider on the right site: If you use the Alt key you will see the brightest parts on black background, moving the first slider "Belichtung"(Exposure); Same for "Tiefen"(Shadows), you will find the darkest parts on white background
  
 
[[Image:exp1.jpg]]  [[Image:exp2.jpg]]
 
[[Image:exp1.jpg]]  [[Image:exp2.jpg]]
  
Now you may correct other parameters:   
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Now you may correct other parameters in the Detail tab:   
  
Sharpening and noise reduction  
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Sharpening and color noise reduction  
  
 
[[Image:sharp.jpg]]
 
[[Image:sharp.jpg]]
  
Sharpening: zoom in 400% and play with the sharpening slider  
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Sharpening: zoom in 400% and play with the sharpening (Sharpness) slider  
  
 
[[Image:noise.jpg]]
 
[[Image:noise.jpg]]
  
Go to the second slider "Luminanzgl�ttung" : This will reduce noise without changing brightness
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Go to the second slider "Luminanzgl�ttung"(Luminance Smoothing) : This will reduce noise without changing brightness
  
 
[[Image:noise2.jpg]]
 
[[Image:noise2.jpg]]
  
"Farbst�rungsreduktion" will reduce the noise just at the border
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"Farbst�rungsreduktion" (Color Noise Reduction) will reduce the noise just at the border
  
 
[[Image:ca1.jpg]]
 
[[Image:ca1.jpg]]
  
Chromatic aberration  
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Chromatic aberration in the Lens tab:
 
Detailed information about ca on [http://www.erik-krause.de/index.htm?./ca/ Erik Krauses HP ]
 
Detailed information about ca on [http://www.erik-krause.de/index.htm?./ca/ Erik Krauses HP ]
  
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[[Image:vignetting.jpg]]
 
[[Image:vignetting.jpg]]
  
A very powerful tool is the vignetting tool: Select all pictures on the left side and move the vignetting slider until the picture looks right.
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A very powerful tool is the vignetting tool: Select all pictures on the left side and move the vignetting "Amount" slider until the picture looks right.
  
 
Options and saving the pictures
 
Options and saving the pictures
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[[Image:opt1.jpg]]
 
[[Image:opt1.jpg]]
  
At least you set the options for colour-space, picture size colour-depth and resolution. After all the corrections done well you save the pictures in a batch process.  
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Lastly, set the options for colour-space (Space), picture size (Size) colour-depth (Depth) and resolution (Resolution).  
  
 
[[Image:save.jpg]]
 
[[Image:save.jpg]]
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Once you are satisfied with the modifications that you have made, save all of the images in a batch process. Click on "5 Bilder speichern..." (Save 5 images...)
  
 
[[Image:save2.jpg]]
 
[[Image:save2.jpg]]
  
Select the folder or create a new
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Select the destination folder or create a new one.
Find a name and select the file format
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Modify the file naming scheme for the images and select the required file format.
  
 
         Florian Bertzbach
 
         Florian Bertzbach
  
 
[http://www.foto.bertzbach.de ...faszination fotografie]
 
[http://www.foto.bertzbach.de ...faszination fotografie]

Revision as of 21:41, 2 October 2005

Working with RAW panorama source files (German CS2 images with English added in () after German names)

Working within CS2, click File->Open and then navigate to the panorama's source images. Select the relevant source files and click Open. 0cs open.jpg

A window will open with thumbnailed pictures on the left and the select picture in the middle. On right hand side are tabs with the images' parameters and adjustment sliders.

1cs open.jpg

First check the color temperature (Temperature). You should select all pictures on the left side for this action (mouse-click on the first, than strg/A (Shift-A) on the last image), because the color temperature has to be the same for all pictures of your panorama.

Temp1.jpg Temp2.jpg

Use the (Temperature) slider to select the color-temperature If you prefer, you select one of the pre-sets

After that, check the exposure. CS2 automatically set the exposure tabs on Auto. Search for your key pic in the left row and tab it with the mouse. Uncheck the "Auto" and look at the result.

Adjust exposure by moving the (Exposure) slider on the right site: If you use the Alt key you will see the brightest parts on black background, moving the first slider "Belichtung"(Exposure); Same for "Tiefen"(Shadows), you will find the darkest parts on white background

Exp1.jpg Exp2.jpg

Now you may correct other parameters in the Detail tab:

Sharpening and color noise reduction

Sharp.jpg

Sharpening: zoom in 400% and play with the sharpening (Sharpness) slider

Noise.jpg

Go to the second slider "Luminanzgl�ttung"(Luminance Smoothing) : This will reduce noise without changing brightness

Noise2.jpg

"Farbst�rungsreduktion" (Color Noise Reduction) will reduce the noise just at the border

Ca1.jpg

Chromatic aberration in the Lens tab: Detailed information about ca on Erik Krauses HP

Vignetting

Vignetting.jpg

A very powerful tool is the vignetting tool: Select all pictures on the left side and move the vignetting "Amount" slider until the picture looks right.

Options and saving the pictures

File:Opt1.jpg

Lastly, set the options for colour-space (Space), picture size (Size) colour-depth (Depth) and resolution (Resolution).

Save.jpg Once you are satisfied with the modifications that you have made, save all of the images in a batch process. Click on "5 Bilder speichern..." (Save 5 images...)

Save2.jpg

Select the destination folder or create a new one. Modify the file naming scheme for the images and select the required file format.

        Florian Bertzbach

...faszination fotografie

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