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The Digital Zone System by Robert Fisher

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Chapter 4Tools of the Digital Zone System

Before getting into the meat of the Digital Zone System, let’s take some time to walk through the main tools that are used with this editing methodology. In this chapter, I will outline the various shooting and editing tools that are recommended, and I’ll provide an explanation of what each does and why I suggest it. My hope is that ACR will eventually be fully integrated into Photoshop. Until that happens, we’ll have to work with the two components of Adobe’s software separately.

Camera and File Format

If you’re going to use ETTR, you have to shoot RAW. JPEG simply does not provide the flexibility to adjust exposure, white balance, and other variables that RAW does. The images shown here illustrate the ...

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