I decided to shoot a few frames in RAW the other day, primarily because we had Wunala coming to our neck of the woods and I wanted to be able to salvage the shots from the haze we were shooting in any way I could.
I shot CR2 (20D) and large/fine JPG, just about my first time doing so, and I edited some of the JPGs as soon as I got home with pretty good results. I opened up Canon's Digital Photo Professional 1.1 this afternoon to fiddle around with the CR2s, and I must say, I haven't noticed any profound difference.
More levels histograms and saturation sliders don't stand out as much of a reason for me to shoot RAW.
1) Does anyone else use this software? What tools should I be paying more attention to? I don't have any sort of CR2 workflow, so I'm hoping some of you guys can help me out here.
2) One shot I did work with in both Canon's Digital Photo Professional 1.1 and Photoshop was the following, which I advise you NOT to look at if you're not going to hit it up if/when it's in the database. :-p
It was a little soft (read: blurry in the back) to begin with and had to be cropped quite a bit, so sharpening is proving to be quite the biatch. Speaking of which, any suggestions as to sharpening tools?
[Edited 2005-08-14 00:34:30]