Sizing your images from RAW to JPEGs
Stephen notes: - If your going to photograph your own products, then shooting them in RAW format should be your first choice. I can not emphasize enough, the importance of shooting RAW format and not just JPEGs initially.
Although the end result is having JPEG images on your web store, shooting RAW is the only real process of obtaining the maximum quality and consistency needed.
In this movie I show you how to ...
- Open your images in the RAW translator and make adjustements within, prior to opening the image in PhotoShop.
- Consider the general cropping and magnification of your images for consistency.
- Size them.
- Remove grey areas in a white background that sometimes appear if the background lighting is not as even. The way I show you is a quick way and may work for most types of products. However if you have mainly light coloured products (as in white), this may not work. Please send some samples to me if that be the case and I will show you other more accurate ways of adjusting the background without effecting the product in the foreground.
- Some slight enhancements, sharpness and saturation.
- Saving as high quality JPEGs.
Why photograph in Raw Format
Stephen notes: - By photographing in RAW format you will have the ultimate control over the image adjustments as it is opened in PhotoShop through the RAW translator.
It is highly recommended that you shoot RAW format and not just JPEGs initially.
Although the end result of your image sizing is having a JPEG image on your web store, photographing in RAW is the only real process of obtaining the maximum adjustments, quality and consistency needed.
In this movie I show you how to open up your RAW images in PhotoShop and considerations as you prepare the images to size for your web store...