Ok, while I suspect no one reads this thing, I am going to continue posting content – in hopes that one day my readership on this blog will number more than two.
Here’s the way I do things, though I am working on it so it’s a bit in a state of flux.
1. Import images from CF card. Place them in specific folder
2. Open folder in Adobe Bridge, cull all the crap.
3. Batch Rename to reflect a series of files with meaningful names – usually specific to place and date – example Vancouver_Oct 22 2005_001.cr2
4. Burn images to CD
5. Create a WORKING IMAGES subfolder
6. Open specific image
7. Make exposure adjustments
8. Levels Adjustment
9. Contrast adjustment via Curves
10. Colour corrections.
11. Any specific post work that needs doing – cloning out dust, dodging, burning, etc.
12. Save image in WORKING FILES
13. Duplicate Image and crop.
14. Sharpen. I always sharpen last. These days I sharpen using CS2’s Smart Sharpen, but also use an unsharp mask on the lightness channel in LAB mode as occasion warrants it.
15. For greyscale and duotone conversions I use FredMiranda’s excellent BW Workflow plugin available for a song at fredmiranda.com