Working with RAW files in CS2

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Working with RAW files for panorama picturing (Sorry for using German CS2, but with the pics you'll find the right way�)

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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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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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You may use the slider to select the light-temperature If you want, 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. Unclick 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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Now you may correct other parameters:

Sharpening and noise reduction


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


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


"Farbst�rungsreduktion" will reduce the noise just at the border


Chromatic aberration Detailed information about ca on Erik Krauses HP



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.

Options and saving the pictures


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.



Select the folder or create a new Find a name and select the file format