book is delightful to behold. The choice of type, images,
layout and even the media are all top class. The use of
well chosen images and screen shots throughout, helps to
illustrate individual topics very effectively. Each chapter
and topic is well handled. With coverage of areas such
as color management, RAW workflow, batch processing, digital
negatives, metadata and camera profiling, and RAW conversion,
configuration and calibration, you really can't go wrong.
books takes you through basic concepts and then introduces
you to a sampling of the available RAW solutions (digital
image editing and processing programs which offer handling
of RAW files). The selection of programs is excellent,
with one categorical omission—there is little coverage
of Linux-based solutions. The only weak area in the whole
book is that the coverage of each digital image editing
and processing program is a little on the short side.
Given that the Art of RAW Conversion is not meant to
be a reference manual for each of the featured programs,
I can't really complain. Coverage includes Adobe Lightroom,
the latest offering from the company which brought you
final chapter is dedicated to the process of effectively
converting color RAW files into black & white images.
Although the process is covered briefly, taking you through
the process with each of the featured programs, I actually
found this last chapter a little on the weak side as
the process is still not quite perfect. The chapter is
however a good starting point.
or no coverage of Linux based solutions. Some programs
need better coverage.
laid out. Easy to follow. Broad coverage of many key
issues. The Art of RAW conversion is a work of art in
itself, beautifully designed and well written. The coverage
of each topic is well handled and easy to follow. If
you are looking for in-depth tutorials for your favorite
digital imaging software then you need to look elsewhere.
However, if you want an excellent introduction to RAW
image handling and to many of the concepts involved,
this is an excellent book with which to get started.
It's well worth adding to your digital imaging and photography
library. Highly Recommended.