Tips for Managing Your Raw Files

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f you are a serious photographer, you are capturing your digital photos in the RAW file format because of its highest possible image quality yielding the best quality edit. However, RAW files take up storage space and require efficient management. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant gives you tips on RAW file management.

He suggests you organize your RAW files into folders sorted by category such as wildlife, landscapes, family, friends, and sports. Then, you process your favorite file images in Lightroom, Photoshop, or another editing software system. If you want to save those RAW files that you do not process, you need to remove them from your computer or they will take up valuable space. Ian stores his unprocessed RAW files on an external storage drive. He recommends the Promise Technology Pegasus2 RAID external drive.

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