Work with images

Decide on your image capture resolution You should choose your preferred image size on your camera before taking any photographs. The smaller the file size you choose, the more images you can store, and the faster they will write to the card, but the image quality will not be as good.

Transfer your images to your computer Remove the memory card from your camera and use a card reader  or connect the camera directly to your computer using a USB cable to transfer your images. In order to properly view and work on your images, you will need to copy them from your camera onto a computer. There’s no set way of doing this, so try to develop a system that works best for you.

Add a caption and copyright information Using the File Info command, add a caption and your contact details so that your image can be identified in the future.

Save the image You will need to choose how you want to save the image. Saving as a RAW file will give the best quality, but a larger file. If you are saving as a JPEG, you need to select the compression level depending on what the image is going to be used for, such as print or web design.

Back up your images You should back up your images onto some form of external storage so that there are duplicate copies in case your hard drive fails or you lose your computer. Many pros will back up onto several formats, such as a large external hard drive, a DVD, or even a cloudbased server

You will need your camera, a memory card, a card reader or a cable to connect your camera to a computer, a computer, and a backup system, such as an external hard drive.

How to set up a consistent and coherent workflow so that you can quickly shoot, import, retrieve, and publish your images.

The memory card is the part of the camera where your images are stored. They are usually removable and come in a variety of capacities. Ideally, you should buy a memory card that has enough capacity to capture files in RAW format, as this will give you the best quality. If you can, use the RAW plus JPEG mode on your camera so that you can use the JPEGs for quick editing and then work on the RAW files for the final image processing.

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