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newbird Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Sat 15-Dec-12 05:50 PM
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"Best way to create TIFF files ?"


Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

Hi,

I want to create TIFF files of my best photos and print files. I use Capture NX2 + Nik CEP3 and batch creating TIFF files is fast on my machine. However, since I have a large number of photos to save as TIFF files, I thought it could be faster with PM5 that I also use in my workflow. However, I was wondering if PM5 would create the TIFF from the embedded .jpg file in the NEF file since PM5 cannot read (I assume) the CEP3 commands (nor the CNX2 commands). In orther words, I would assume that producing TIFFs from CNX2+CEP3 would likely give better results, but I'm not sure and I would probably not see the difference only by looking the result on my computer display.

So, what is the best way to TIFF (if there is one that keeps better quality): CNX2 batch or PM5 batch ?

Thanks,

Yvan
Quebec Nikonian
http://yvanbedardphotonature.com

  

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JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004Sat 15-Dec-12 06:59 PM
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New York, US
          

You have to create the TIFs from CNX to get any adjustments you've made. But as a graphics professional I have to ask, why do you want to create TIFs?

Jon Kandel
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newbird Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Sat 15-Dec-12 09:54 PM
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Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

I have to ask, why
>do you want to create TIFs?
>
Because I am slowly changing my workflow from NX2-CEP3 to LR4-CEP4 and there are many photos that are already postprocessed that may need to be printed in several months down the way when I stop using NX2 (ex. for sale). I don't want to reprocess them when this happens and I want to have the best file possible before print sharpening, light adjustment and resizing.

Yvan
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JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004Sat 15-Dec-12 10:59 PM
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New York, US
          

A good reason, though it will cost you some disk space!

When I made that same migration two years ago I reprocessed existing images into Lightroom as practice — and yes, I still had the CNX2 to export from the NEFs if I wanted to or had to. But it wasn't long before I had all the "good stuff" reprocessed in Lightroom.

FWIW, I reprocessed those LR images as my LR abilities, notably local selection techniques, improved. I also reprocessed everything when Lightroom 4 — Process Version 2012 — came out.

BTW, welcome to Lightroom!

Jon Kandel
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mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006Sat 15-Dec-12 07:38 PM
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#2. "RE: Best way to create TIFF files ?"
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Tacoma, US
          

Yvan,

You can do it either way, but using PM is faster. PM will base it's conversion on the embedded jpg, showing the effects of the NEF edits in effect when you last saved the file. You must have the CNX preference "Save Preview when saving NEF/NRW" set to Thumbnail and Preview for this to work.

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newbird Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Sat 15-Dec-12 10:00 PM
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Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

>PM will base
>it's conversion on the embedded jpg,

So it will lose file quality. This is what I thought.

I'll keep doing TIFFs with NX2

Thanks

Yvan
Quebec Nikonian
http://yvanbedardphotonature.com

  

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JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004Sat 15-Dec-12 08:23 PM
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New York, US
          

Let me clarify. I assume you want the TIFs to be high res; if not, JPGs would suffice.

But making TIFs from the embedded JPG will produce a lower res or smaller file than a TIF made from the RAW file.

Jon Kandel
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newbird Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Sat 15-Dec-12 09:55 PM
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Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

>Let me clarify. I assume you want the TIFs to be high res;

Yes

Yvan
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laurenm210 Registered since 25th Jul 2013Thu 25-Jul-13 09:22 AM
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Thu 25-Jul-13 09:25 AM by laurenm210

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hi,

that's actually a solution. but somewhat complex.Once I used Adobe Acrobat. but it becomes more and more expensive for public users who haven;t got many pdf files to process. here I would like to share with you the tool Im using now ,it is denefinitly easier to handle.This TIFF creator<http://www.rasteredge.com/how-to/csharp-imaging/tiff-creating/> will enable you to do a wide variety of ways to creat, alter, enhance and process batch conversion of your TIFF files in just a few clicks.You can download the free trail package and have a try.

  

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