I know I've asked a similar question like this before. I'm finally deciding to venture into shooting RAW. I have no idea why this makes me so nervous.. but I'm taking the hurdle today and practicing with my daughter.
Now, when I go to edit these pictures, I just open them in ACR? What exactly should I do to adjust the white balance in them? Is it best to use the white balance dropper or to do it manually or a combination of both until I get what I like best?
you want to find a neutral gray to click on. the whites of the eyes are usually something good to click, then you just adjust the warmth of the temp a little if you use the eyes (I find that the eyes aren't the perfect thing to click, but they'll work if you have nothing else). I try to find something with a number in the 60s for all three values for the neutral gray, but that can be a challenge.
RAW is totally worth it though.
Ok, I need help.
When I took pictures today I shot using both RAW and Jpeg. Now, when I uploaded them onto my computer, it uploaded them all as Jpeg files. It says, for example, IMG_7166 and IMG_7166(37). There are 2 pictures for each picture I took, but both say they are Jpeg. Which one is which?
My second issue is when I go to open the picture. I click on 'Open as' and choose 'ACR' for a picture. Then, I used your advice Gwen but when I do it, it seems my picture have a greyish cast to them. I uploaded a random pic for an example of what I'm talking about so you can see visually. Do you see what I mean?
Doing the white balance dropper in ACR, using as close to all 60 like suggested (in the trees):
Sorry, can't help with the 2 jpeg issues...but I never use the eye dropper to click something in the image to help white balance. Only thing I ever use that tool for is to click an actual gray card. I just use the sliders to make it look right to my eyes.
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I'm with Amber. I just use the sliders till I like what I see. I don't nitpick over numbers. I tend to like my pictures warmer anyway, especially beach ones.
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That makes me soooo much better. I've gotten a lot better with seeing it with my eye now that I just do it that way as well. I thought everyone did it more technically though and I wanted to learn how to as well.
As far as the WB, I'm an eye dropper user, but then I use the sliders after that. I like to have a good starting point.
Yes, I'm not using anything but Windows. I thought maybe that was it.. I don't have the Canon software on my computer anymore because I reformatted a bit ago and just never put it back on. Thanks!
I don't use the Canon software either, just the Adobe stuff