As you may know, it can be difficult to get those RAW files converted into a file format that you can edit!
Everyone say that you should use your RAW files, if possible, because you have more details to work with and this is very true! The jpeg file that your camera or smart phone produce is made by the camera software, and the picture would look very different on each device that took the same photo, while the RAW files would look more or less the same. The RAW file don’t look very good and is a bit greyed out and boring as it is shoot, but you have the freedom to bring it to life with your own editing style.
Today I want to show you how to convert your RAW files into DNG files, so you actually are able to open them and edit them, in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
When you have imported/saved your new photos on your storage device. Sort the files in the folder by “type”, cut and paste them into a specific folder, so they are easier to find back. RAW files can have different names depending on the type of camera you use, they are also about twice as big as a jpeg file.
Open Adobe Photoshop on your computer, click “File”, in the upper left corner, choose “Open”, locate you RAW files, mark the files you want to edit and click “open”. Now your pictures should open in a separate window in Adobe Photoshop, again choose the files that you want to convert into DNG files and click “Save Images…”, select where you want to save your new DNG files, and click “Save”.
You can now Open Adobe Lightroom, find your DNG files, open them and edit them. Save the Finished files as a jpeg file for it to take less space on your device or online sharing.
Have fun editing.