Work flow

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  1. morydd

    morydd TPF Noob!

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    My workflow is, admittedly, screwy. I feel that I need to improve it.
    Right now, after taking the pictures, I:
    1. Place memory card in card reader on windows machine
    2. Copy files from card to hard drive
    3. open files in Canon software, white balance, adjust exposure, contrast, color sat, etc.
    4. Check Mark the ones I like
    5. Export checked images from RAW to TIF, save TIF on Linux machine
    6. Open TIF files in GIMP and edit, crop, etc.
    7. save with new file name
    8. run through script to convert TIF to JPG, resize to 1024, watermark, transfer EXIF data
    9. upload to flickr
    10. move files into folders by date

    This results in all my RAW files being on the windows machine and 2 TIF files of about 25M for each good image on my Linux machine. with no real way to search through the files if I'm looking for a specific image. (my camera also seem to have a bug with the file numbering It's apparently continuously numbering per card, so if I switch cards it goes to the last number on that card, rather than the last number on the camera. I get repeat file names this way.)

    Anyway, any advice for improving this process would be appreciated.
     
  2. morydd

    morydd TPF Noob!

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    bump?
     
  3. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    no advice from me, but here is my workflow:

    (btw, bibble exists under linux as well!)

    1. card into card reader (windows, but does not matter too much)
    2. copy them files using the canon software
    3. start bibble pro and have a first look at the RAW files ... delete the ones which are complete failures and will never have any use (around 5%)
    4. first scan through them and mark those which I consider useable with an asterisk .. those I consider which have more potential get 2 asterisks.
    5. hide all those which are not marked
    6. go through the images one by one and do the basic RAW conversion settings (in this step I remove about 40% of all asterisks)
    7. take the special ones and put some more effort into them.
    8. select a jpeg output folder and start batch conversion
    9. use photoshop for batch resizing to my standard TPF and webpage sizes
    10. use picture shark for batch adding of watermarks.
    11. maybe upload some here, or send them to friends
    12. realise that i produced a lot of rubbish and be very embarrassed :p
     
  4. danalec99

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    You can avoid that by renaming them in HHMMSS format. I Batch Rename the files in Bridge with just one click. In rare instances when I have two frames in a sec (multiple camera bodies), the names will be HHMMSS_1 and HHMMSS_2, if I remember correctly. I'm not sure if that helps.
     

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