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Enhancing Digital Photography with Photoshop CS2 is a video-based tutorial designed for professional photographers and enthusiasts who want to get professional results. Chris Orwig, a professional photographer and instructor at the world-renowned Brooks Institute of Photography, shares the secrets and techniques that he uses to enhance his own photography in Photoshop. The training follows a photographer's digital workflow, starting with essential color management decisions and organizing images with Adobe Bridge. Chris moves on to cover processing Camera Raw files, enhancing tone and color, and correcting imperfections. He then demonstrates how to prepare the images for output and client reviews. Chris shares examples of his work as exercise files that accompany the training videos, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.
>> Male Speaker: Welcome back. In this movie we'll look at a few techniques for converting our files to the DNG format. I have this image selected of Annika when she was just a few days old. I love it simply because she's so little her hand is smaller than those rose petals. I think that is so cute. Let's convert these images of Annika, and then that little self-portrait of Annika and I. I want to convert those. There are a couple different ways to convert them. One of them is through Camera Raw, so open up Camera Raw. Notice I have the images. I could go through and make some edits here to dial in the Exposure, Color Temperature, and all of those items that we've looked at in previous movies.
Once I've done that, I'll go ahead and select all of the images and then I'm going to click on the Save 4 Images button. This will open up the Save Options. We've seen this before but we're going to have a few new options. We're going to choose the DNG format. Of course, we want to select a folder. I'm saving these to the desktop. Actually I'll save them somewhere else, to the examples folder. We want to select our folder. Filename, I'm going to keep it as is with just the added extension, Format of Digital Negative; Compressed (lossless), you definitely want to check that on it will conserve some disk space.
Then from my testing that folder I showed you previously, we want to go to that JPEG Preview of Medium Size. I've found that that is most advantageous because I definitely don't want to add file size. I want to decrease that a little bit and take advantage of that lossless compression. Then I'll go ahead and click Save. The Save Status will be running over here in the bottom right-hand corner. What's another way to convert images to DNG? I'll cancel out of Camera Raw, and I'll go down to the application, which is called the Adobe DNG Converter.
You can download this from their Web site and it's a little mini application. First you can select a folder, and I will select this folder here. So we select the folder. Next we'll select the location where we want to save these converted images to the same location or to a different location, same thing document name, same thing extension. Then we have some preferences.
You'll notice my preferences are JPEG Preview Medium, Compressed (lossless), and I don't want to preserve the raw image. I also don't want to embed the original file in there. If I need to change these I can go ahead and click in and if I wanted to, for archival reasons, embed that original. I don't think that's necessary, but you can change those preferences. And then go ahead and click Convert. I'm not going to do that because it would take a while with that folder. Well, this concludes our discussion of DNG. I hope it was helpful and I imagine that we're going to start to see more and more info on this as things progress, and if there are any updates of changes I'll be sure to add them to that Web site, Photoshop in Focus.
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