Lightroom workflow

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by slicedbread, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. slicedbread macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2006
    I am quite bad at the whole digital editing thing, and was hoping you guys could give me a quick run down.

    I have a Nikon D50 and shoot raw only; software I have Lightroom and noise ninja.

    After importing the raw NEFs onto my computer, whats the best way to go about editing/cataloguing the files?

    Normally I open the files in LR and import them into the library. Then I'd flag the keepers for editing and then move onto developing. I'd perform my raw adjustments on a file, then copy the settings to similar lighting shots. Finally export as jpg and take to developed or uploaded.

    Just wondering there I fit in noise reduction? The built in one is nothing compared to noise ninja, but I dunno where it fits in. Also when should I be doing things like sharpening etc?

  2. Karpfish macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2006
    Mines as follows:Import directly through LR from card into appropriate folder. Flag keepers,then do editing. If NN is necessary, then I open files in cs3 individually, using the appropriate NN profile(D200 for ISO), then some USM depending on the image. Rinse and Repeat.
  3. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601


    Feb 27, 2005
    Import > flag > edit > flag again / narrow down more > import > [Photoshop if necessary] .


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