Last week i began with the practical part where, with all explained until now, we plan the scene from the hipotethical situation of my last finished figure until the realitzation of the picture itself. In that entry we will see the program i’m more used to interface.

That is the picture i did, i’ve resized a bit to put it here, the original is 15 megabytes and is 4272 pixels wide and 2848 pixels of height.

Ever when i do photos, i configure the camera to take picture in both formats (RAW + JPG). The RAW format, as the word says by itself means “uncooked” or in that case unedited which means that this is the digital negative. in it there is not any kind of compression or adaptation, is the pure capture, with whole values and parameters that the picture was done. That made it the best to edit it after at home in the computer, because we are touching something pure without editions. As you could see the JPG image weights something more than 3 megabytes and a bit more than 15 megabytes in RAW, but it is woth to touch it in that format. The editing i do is so simple, but there are difference. Every camera brand has its own format, they could be: NEF, CRW, CR2, ORF, PTX, DNG, etc. The Canon’s format is CR2.

That pictures could not be opened with every editing program, maybe you will need some ampiation of program or any that could open the file from the beggining. As i have comented in the entry focused in the editing programs, i talk about FastStone Image Viewer. It allows us to edit RAW format pictures directly. To open the image it has not more complication that any other image file, we click two times on it and we will see that:

At first we almost see anything, only the selected picture adjusted to the screen and the basical information of it in the left upper part. Something we could do here without geting into the program yet, are:

Left click on the image: We make bigger the picture to the real size, when we stop pressing the mouse button it gets to the adjusted to screen size.

“+” key: Grows the zoom.

“-” key: Lows the zoom.

Right arrow: Goes to the next picture.

Left arrow: Goes to the anterior picture.

After that basical actions there are four hidden menus that could be seen moving the pointer to any of the sides of the screen:

Down side:

Here we see basic options for the edition and visualitzation of the images. If you pass the mouse on them they are briefly explained. Personally i never use that menu.

Right side:

Here we have the EXIF information, where we could see the camera and parameters used in catching the photo.

Upper side:

Here we see a small browser wher to move between folders or the images that are inside which is the image we are editing.

Left side (we could acced clicking with mouse’s right butonMargen izquierdo):

That is the important menu, which allows us to acced to whole options, parameters and functions.

You could see the past entries dedicated to that topic: Taking photos to miniatures part 1, where i show you the different and best known camera typologies of nowadays; Taking photos to miniatures part 2, where i explain how to configurate all the options to get the best pics posible; Taking photos to miniatures part 3, where y analize whole photographic material we could need; Taking photos to miniatures part 4, where you could see so many options to compose your scene or photographic set; Taking photos to miniatures part 5, where you could see with which programs you could edit pictures bot paying and so decent alternatives of freeware; Taking photos to our miniatures part 6, where you could see what we have to retouch on our photos and Taking photos to our miniatures part 7, where you could see how to take our picure.