Really? Wow. Well, I guess I'll do a few more tests and try that again. I have never, ever used any kind of creative filters since I have a dSLR, shoot RAW, and just do my own post-processing.
The star filter option in the new shmancy point-and-shoot was just too tempting with Christmas lights up and about! I'll try to shoot RAW+JPG tonight and see if that works.
Thanks for your feedback, Frank! I'll let you know.
Just in case it's not clear, RAW = sensor data. JPG is an image file created by the in-camera computer by converting the RAW data to an image format and applying whatever in-camera effects were selected.
When you record RAW you are using your camera as a data-gatherer. When you shoot JPG you are using your camera as a image-making device.
Thanks Kirby. I understand the difference between RAW v. JPEG. I guess I just expected the "filter" would somehow be imbedded in the info gathered/file created. Faulty assumption!
What you've said makes sense, and, as Frank suggested, I just needed to shoot RAW+JPG. When I import into Aperture, I have to also select "JPG as Master."
It's a multi-step process, and i guess this is what I usually just use the big ole Canon!
Kirby Krieger wrote:
When you shoot JPG you are using your camera as a image-making device.
And critically: When one shoots JPG one uses the camera as an image-data-removal device. Even highest quality JPG removes a huge amount of image data that is then forever unavailable for post processing.
When one shoots JPG one uses the camera as an image-data-removal device. Even highest quality JPG removes a huge amount of image data that is then forever unavailable for post processing.
That is unfortunately true, but too pessimistic, Allen. Is the glass half full or half empty?
You can use the camera to do the image processing without problema, if you have a great camera and are happy with the processing, and if you are sure that you will not need any additional photometric processing afterwards, like color correction, sharpening, retouching, or geometry corrections, like lens correction.
Even a jpeg will suffice, if all you have to do afterwards, will be cropping or straightening the horizon.
But right, Aperture's adjustments will not be as effective on jpegs as on raw images - too much of the photometric resolution is lost. Shoot jpeg only, if the camera jpeg will be the final version.