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Lightroom workflow

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by platypus, 22 Aug 2017.

  1. platypus

    Caporegime

    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 39,119

    Location: Rhône-Alpes+Cambridge

    Just wondering if anyone has a way of importing RAW from camera, and automating an extract to JPEG? Or is it better to change the camera settings so that it shoots both RAW and JPEG? I was just worried about the amount of space this might take up on my memory cards so wondered if its possible to do the above in LR.

    Not having much look searching, just getting results about how to export RAW to JPEG.

    Ta.
     
  2. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 May 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Why would you want to automate this, as the whole point of shooting in RAW is to give you as much editing capability as possible. If you're not using this, then just shoot in JPG and consider if you still need Lightroom.
     
  3. D.P.

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 31,339

    If you never plan to individual edit a photo then as above I would just shoot jpeg. Get your in camera settings how you want them and take extra care with white balance and exposure.
    assuming you export form LR then there isn't really a space difference so you could shoot RAW + jpeg, but it again begs the question why shoot raw if you aren't going to use them.

    If you do intend to process the photos but want a quick export in th short temr then LR makes it very easy to apply setting across all photos in a batch and then export them all.
     
  4. platypus

    Caporegime

    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 39,119

    Location: Rhône-Alpes+Cambridge

    I want to export them to jpeg as well so that I have the raw for editing, and the jpeg for my wife who wants to be able to grab them off our server and get prints done. And showing her how to convert from raw to jpeg would be as fruitful as a chocolate teapot.
     
  5. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 28,102

    Location: Rutland

    Just shoot JPG and RAW then, it'd be easier.
     
  6. uv

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 16 May 2006

    Posts: 8,435

    Location: Manchester

    Surely you'd want the print to be from the final edited raw though, rather than the unprocessed jpg? Just export to jpg once you've finished processing, and keep both the raw and the final jpg.
     
  7. Scam

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,193

    Location: London

    Yeah why bother processing raw if you're going to print jpegs straight out of the camera?
     
  8. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 May 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    This, plus tell your wife to wait until the processing is done!