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When to convert from RAW

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NobleExposures says:

Do you manipulate your bracketed RAW images in LR before your Enfuse? Or do you Enfuse your raw images then manipulate them in LR?. The former creates a more complicated workflow while the latter has the consequence of data loss as Enfuse cannot output a combined RAW file.
Originally posted at 9:37AM, 3 September 2011 PST (permalink)
NobleExposures edited this topic 76 months ago.

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ruei_ke is a group administrator ruei_ke says:

I always do white balance adjustment before enfuse. Often my DRI work flow results in a shift in colors so I still need to do a gray point reference afterward.
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Janne. says:

If shooting outdoors in a sunny day, it's a good idea to use warmer white balance for the longer exposures (shadows). Usually though I just use my default raw profile and convert to TIFF, run Enfuse on them and color correct in post.
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NobleExposures says:

My question is more about the point of enfusing raw images if there is data loss in each pixel due to jpg compression upon enfused output. It would be interesting if enfuse could output a RAW file. Tiff seems to be a viable alternative due to the increased information, but the file can be huge.

Janne, do large files or tiff files affect your workflow and or storage?
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Janne. says:

Well, it takes a bit more time to read large files from disk, but that's about it.

As for using JPEG: I wouldn't worry about it since Enfuse tends average out minor defects such as compression artifacts and noise from consecutive images.
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http://arnaudballay.wix.com/photographie says:

I usually do this way : LR white balance checking (usually nothing to do) -> enfuse in jpg or tiff (I usually use JPG, if I really like the result and what to print it, i do it again in tiff) -> then LR processing again.

I am not sure that manipulating the raw files before enfuse change something, otherwise enfuse could work with only one raw underuexposed and overexposed... and all my tries were worthless...
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peterhicks♬ says:

Has anyone taken a single shot, altered the RAW, duplicated (cmd ') and enfused; I have...

Has anyone from a single image, duplicate x3, when corrected brought the exposure down -2.0 on one, then 0.0 on the middle one and the last at + 2.0.

Brilliant if you haven't bracketed your shots but I'm no expert at all.
Would really welcome your views on: peterhick@gmail.com
Thank you.....
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