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Socrates Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Apr 2008
Tue 29-Jul-08 04:11 PM

After hearing all the wonderful things about RAW, I used it for about a hundred photos of an important event. I was never so disappointed in photography. The colors were all drab, almost like pastels (a bit of an exaggeration there). Skin tones appeared pasty. I tried my best to correct the images but, post-processing simply isn't my forte.

Initially I blamed the camera itself but, shortly thereafter, I took some shots with both RAW and JPG formats and there is a definite difference. The JPGs were vibrant while the RAWs were bland (all throwaways).

Now that I know what happened, I'd like to go back to the original RAW shots and, with some degree of luck, make them look as well as the JPGs would have looked. Are there some steps that you can recommend? I have a Mac with the latest version of iPhoto and PSE-V4. I did put all of the original files in a separate folder so, thankfully, I'll be starting from scratch.

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