I'm going to be adding viewer contributed tips and tricks to my weekly edits. Got anything you'd like to share?
Thank you in advance
Can you mention http://raw.pixls.us? It is the successor to rawsamples.ch, where we are collecting sampels of raws.
I'm working on a few tips, will post when I've verified them.
The tip by @chris here https://discuss.pixls.us/t/quick-rating-and-auto-advance-in-linux-a-la-photo-mechanic/3446/3
This is pretty nice and often requested workflow feature.
@harry_durgin i'm using it for regression testing of the rawspeed library (that is basically the main reason why RPU got born) which is used by darktable to load all the raw files.It is of utmost importance to have the full specified sample set for each and every camera.
One of the best you gave already here:
Another excellent tip is in
Not a tip from me, but something you could incorporate where it fits.
How about artistic color grading in Darktable? For example two tips that I have described here (using channel mixer etc) 1 https://discuss.pixls.us/t/winter-snow-photo-effect-in-darktable/29132 https://discuss.pixls.us/t/dark-grunge-portrait-in-darktable/3273
I saw this recently on luminosity masks in Darktable; http://blog.nawaz.org/posts/2015/Jan/luminosity-masks-in-darktable/
Yikes, embarrassed that I haven't contributed yet. I'll highlight this project in the next episode. Thanks
It is pretty new! We'd appreciate a mention
Yes! I'm going to start doing that myself too
Excellent thanks. I've used the channel mixer with softlight too, but the monochrome module offers a comfortable interface to work in. What settings are your favorite for tone mapping?
Fantastic ideas, thank you!
Those L masks are work horses aren't they.
Settings for tone mapping really depend on how much highlight clipping there is; any value below the default will cause a reduction in contrast.
This blog has some really useful guides; http://www.freethatphoto.com/