[Digikam-users] RAW workflow & digikam

Dick Angus RJA-Linux at shaw.ca
Mon Aug 25 19:52:59 BST 2008

On Monday 25 August 2008 10:06:34 am Sebastian Schubert wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm just a newbie and would like to get some idea for a good workflow.
> I want to shoot RAW files.  My idea:
> 1) download files to a backup folder
> 2) copy them to another folder, scan through it, delete bad ones and
> keep the others
> 3) produce jpg from the files in 2)
> 4) tag and sort results from 3)
> after some time
> 5) delete files in 1)
> What do you think?  What would be the most efficient way to do that?  I
> want -- of course -- have the final results in digikam.  Is an extra,
> external raw converter a good idea?  To be honest, atm I'm quite
> overwhelmed by all the sliders and stuff in these programs.
> Is there a way to tag the raw files I want to keep (step 2) and the
> final jpgs?
> Thanks for any ideas!  Also if you know any tutorials, I am eager to
> read them.
> Sebastian
> PS: Thanks for your work on digikam.
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At point 3) I would keep my selection of photos (after cleaning out the bad 
photos) in .png. Then convert to a  jpeg copy as needed. That way if you want 
to do some cropping or adjusting later you haven't lost anything in the jpeg 

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