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1.1 Why Use RAW, DxO OpticsPro, and Pixelmator

Welcome to the course! In this lesson we’re going to look at an overview of the course, as well as how we will use DxO OpticsPro and Pixelmator together.

1.1 Why Use RAW, DxO OpticsPro, and Pixelmator

Hi, everybody, and welcome to the course Raw Photo Processing with DxO OpticsPro. In this course, you will learn an efficient raw work flow using the processing software DxO OpticsPro. And then you'll learn how to finish off your photo in the software Pixelmator for the rastor editing phase. My name is Shamira Young, and I'm a photographer with a passion for creativity and productivity. This course is for photographers who have an intermediate level experience with raw processing and are looking for an alternative to Lightroom. It's also for those who want to create high quality photos by incorporating the imaging software DXO Optics Pro into their workflow. We will concentrate on the high level view of the raw workflow methodology that can be applied to comparable software. If you are accustomed to being hands-on with your photo processing, want to learn a solid foundational knowledge of the raw workflow methodology and desire to achieve a high quality end result, then you're in the right place. First, we'll start off in the processing software DXO Optics Pro. And then we'll move our photo over to pixelmator for the stylistic stage of editing. You will gain a solid foundational knowledge of the raw editing environment within DXO Optics Pro. And the tactics behind processing raw images in general. So let's go over an outline of the course. First we're going to download the free trials of DXO Optics Pro and Pixelmator. Then we'll discuss what raw capture is, why it's so important and why we're using DXO Optics Pro and Pixelmator in our workflow. We'll then open our class photo in DxO Optics Pro, get familiar with the program's interface, and make correctional adjustments to our image in order to get it into a neutral state. After that, we'll export our photo out of DxO and complete the stylistic phase of editing in Pixelmator. Let's move onto the next lesson and talk about the materials that you'll need. We'll also download the free trials necessary for you to follow along in this course. You ready, let's get started.

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