1. How to link your favorite Image Editor to WS?
2. How do I add my preferred Data to the MY (Exif) list?
3. How to change variables or settings fast in WS?
4. How do I save a new Color Profile I am working on or completed?
Olympus WorkSpace editing window
1. How to link you favorite Image Editor to WS.
Many Photographers prefer image editors like Photoshop, Lightroom or DXO. With WS you can now link your favorite Image Editor to the EX button. Go to Settings and follow the illustration below.
Now you can apply basic RAW corrections in WS and benefit from the Olympus jpeg engine. When done transfer the processed file to Photoshop or Lightroom. The transferred file is a .tiff file basically retaining all the RAW image information.
You could do the following in PS:-
- Transform the transferred image Layer to a smart object
- From the PS Filter menu, select RAW convertor, open the file in the PS raw editor.
- You now have all the PS raw functions available to apply any non destructive settings.
- When done in the RAW editor, continue with any additional post processing in PS
2. How do I add my preferred Exif data to the "MY" Tab
You can now add your preferred exif data to see to the MY Tab in WS. Follow these steps:-
- Go to the "Window" menu and select "Show Properties"
- Next step is to link your preferred Exif data to the MY Tab.
- From the Camera, Image or Exif data tabs, select a data field, right click and then click "Add to my Properties"
Example, when linking the "Picture Profile" field to the MY tab, you can quickly see if there are any color profiles or unique settings included in the image file Exif data. (See illustration bellow) This is a great way to evaluate targeted or inspirational images you found on the web.
Another way to quickly check images you downloaded from the web is to hold the mouse over the downloaded image thumbnail in WS. This opens an info window as seen in the example below.
3. How to change "variables" or settings fast in WS
WS is much faster than Viewer 3. That said, sometimes it does feel slow. The reason is WS applies each adjustment before accepting a new one. This makes WS feel slow or less responsive.
4. How do I save a Color Profile I am working on or completed?
It can happen that you developed a new profile in WS and you like to save it or you need to do some work on it. How does one save these profiles? See the illustration below for information.
I created a "Profiles" folder to save my new profiles or those I am still working on. Saved profiles has a dual purpose, 1st one can open an image and apply the profile or one can continue work on the profile (see image below). Secondly one can apply profiles to multiple images at the same time. To apply a profile to multiple images, select the images and then select the "Load Batch Processing....." and apply.