Join Date: Apr 2011
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A raw file will look blah compared to a camera generated jpeg. In a jpeg the camera is doing the processing. A raw file has nothing done to it. But your shots should have the correct exposure.
As for working on a photo in PS. Even in the darkroom days images were manipulated to get an effect. Eyes too dark? Dodge them. Skin a little blown? Burn it in. Composite prints? Just cut the masks to get the parts you want from each negative. Color off? Use a different filter pack. Nothing that has ever been shot hasn't had something done. In the lab before things got scanned a typical filter pack was used as a starting point. Overall color could be changed by changing filters.
So antbug there really isn't any such thing as a pure image.
Lightrooom and PS are meant to work hand in hand. For most photogs lightroom is fine and it's as far as they go for most images. The ACR is identical in both programs.
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