Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Round-tripping back to Lightroom, part of Working with Raw-Format Photos in Lightroom and Photoshop.
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- So when we're working with raw files,…we have a lot of flexibility we don't have…with JPEGs or TIFFs or PSDs.…A raw file is truly the file as it came off the camera.…All of the color channels are separated,…and I'm able to do things with that image…that I couldn't do otherwise,…so something like color temperature,…that's not just a flat image.…That's the temperatue between the different color channels.…I have the highest fidelity image.…I have the most precise image for editing,…and I can do the most with it.…
Now, at a certain point, you might wanna send that image…over to Photoshop and make sure…that you can get it back to Lightroom,…so let's talk a little bit about what that…workflow looks like.…So here's my image, and let's just say I've taken it…as far as I possibly can in raw processing…here in Lightroom, but I wanna do something…over in Photoshop, so if I were to hit cmd + e,…what will happen is Photoshop will launch,…and that image will get duplicated…and open over in Photoshop.…Now, the difference is it's been converted into pixels.…
First, take a look at converting raw-format photos to the DNG format in Lightroom and using its Develop module to improve their contrast, color, and tone. Then find out how to adapt your raw workflow when you're on the move—on a mobile device or simply migrating from an application like iPhoto or Aperture. Next, Bryan switches over to Photoshop and its powerful Camera Raw plugin to optimize raw-format images and video. Along the way, he draws important comparisons between Photoshop and Lightroom, ending with tips for round-tripping back to Lightroom and creating camera profiles to make sure you're getting the most rich and accurate results from both programs.