Thursday, May 14, 2009

Parametric Image Editing

I got a note from a reader asking, "I heard the term Parametric Image Editing in a seminar the other day. Just what the heck is it?"

In Parametric Image Editing (PIE) (a type of non-destructive image editing), the software doesn't change the original files. Changes to images are recorded as sets of instructions (parameters).

If you are using Lightroom or ACR to edit images, then you are engaging in PIE.

If you would like more info on the subject, check out this technical paper on Adobe's site written by Peter Krough (author of the DAM Book - Digital Asset Management for Photographers).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So PIE does not work with retouching or airbrushing then?

Or how does altering files with photoshop fit into the PIE workflow?