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RAW refers to any of several native data formats that contain the full data captured by the sensor. Typically these are proprietary formats, and each company uses its own.

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Can work with RAW to be the next step for the development? [duplicate]

I am amateur photographer and I don't plan any variants commercial use of my photos. But I want to evolve to take better pictures. I started from the purchase of the camera Sony Nex-5 (with KIT-lens ...
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Purging RAWs in Aperture 3

I shoot RAW, and after importing and post-processing them in Aperture 3, I never need the RAW file again. This eats roughly 4-5x more disk space than if I had shot JPGs. Is there an easy way to ...
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Batch test RAW NEF File or command line utility?

I need to test all my raw NEF files to see if any are corrupt. Had a hard drive issue, and while a few folders seem fine, I found one with a number of corrupt raw files. Need to scan my entire catalog ...
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RAW files converted in TIFF files, using XNVIEW program

Before I found out about Camera Raw, I used to convert my photos from RAW to TIFF, using the XNVIEW convertor, downloaded from the Internet. My question is whether I lost image quality or anything ...
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Why does the colour change after opening a raw file to edit in Photoshop CS6?

When I edit an image in the raw converter in CS6 the colours look correct, but when I open the file to edit the colours change. Why is that?
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Repair corrupt photos recovered from a flash memory card [closed]

I recovered few pics from my flash memory card of class 10. Now these photos are not opening in any photo viewer. Images are of RAW and JPG format. When click on image it says "Invalid Image" How do I ...
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How to automatically apply a Lightroom Preset based on appropriate (Canon) Picture Style on import

Note: I do not believe this question is a duplicate of "How to emulate the in-camera processing into lightroom" (I referred to this question in my question) I just want that my monochrome images stay ...
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If shooting in RAW and processing, why still care about WB?

WB is obviously important for JPGs and I'm not referring to JPGs here. I do know this question is related to two others. Sorry, I'm a newbie here and I don't know how to refer to them, but @Craig ...
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Does this appear correct? Comparison of PSD & TIFF file sizes when using adjustment layers. [duplicate]

I've been investigating file sizes after noticing my 16 bit TIFF files grow enormously after adding adjustment layers (saving with layers, not flattening). Here's what I found: File #1 (0 layers) ...
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Does Lightroom take advantage of RAW files?

If I make adjustments to my images (eg. exposure, shadows, etc.), does Lightroom take advantage of the fact, that RAW images have 14-bit depth? I often shoot and let camera save to both RAW and ...
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What happens to image after opening from ACR to PS?

My RAW images have 12 or 14 bits depth (depending on camera settings). After I open them in Adobe Camera Raw, adjust exposure and other things, and then send to Photoshop, is the image reduced to ...
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Why is giving clients RAW files such a sensitive matter among photographers?

I've been trying to understand why handing out the RAW files to clients is a sensitive issue among professional photographers. I've often heard explanations that compares the RAW files to film ...
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Nikon D600 - shot raw but ended up with 2x JPG

I have been using a Nikon D600, and I thought I was using the raw mode (it said RAW on the screen). However after copying from the card to my computer, I have only managed to get a set of paired jpegs ...
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How do I see the full dynamic range RAWs capture?

RAW files capture a higher dynamic range than JPEGs, like 13EV (in the best case) for my Sony NEX-5R. This lets me make more adjustments in post, but I have trouble visualizing what those adjustments ...
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Can Sony's Image Data Converter do anything Lightroom can't do?

I use a Sony NEX-5R, with Lightroom 5, on a Mac. Bundled with the camera came two pieces of OEM software: Sony's Image Data Converter and Canon's Digital Photo Professional. I had a quick look at ...
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Noise in JPEG file after processing RAW file in photoshop

Recently i started shooting in RAW after understanding its advantages over JPEG format. While processing the RAW file there is an option to reduce noise in a captured picture. It works great when i ...
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Is RAW conversion with Google+ as good as Google claims?

Google+ claims to implement the best RAW conversion, have you tried? Google+ says, it's attracted a number of RAW format enthusiasts -- thanks to the ability to store full-size photos -- and to ...
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Why are my RAW format photos pink?

I just recovered some deleted photos, and noticed they are all pink. Is there any way for me to fix all my photos?
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About Raw file format of Hasselblad H5D

We have a very good image manager which reads the Hasselblad H4D raw files and I want to ask some questions: Does someone know if the RAW format of Hassy H5D is the same with the H4D? IOW, if we can ...
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sharpen blurred photo

I have a large number of photos that have been taken, which are blurred, some out of focus and some from camera shake. I need to sharpen these photos but photoshops (cs5) tools just aren't good ...
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Is it possible to convert RAW to M-RAW or S-RAW after shooting?

Different Canon cameras offer next to RAW also M-RAW and S-RAW. These file formats feature a lower resolution but also a significantly smaller file size. Is it possible to shoot RAW files with all ...
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Lossy, linear, 8-bit DNG colorspace technical explanation?

I read a few articles about lossy DNG, and here is a very technical thread for example: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4132283 I get what lossy means, but the other important aspect is that it's 8 ...
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do presets affect sharpness and contrast of raw files? [duplicate]

Do the presets like portrait and landscape also affect the sharpness and contrast (and so on) of the raw files or does it only apply on the jpgs ? And if so, is it recommended to turn down the ...
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What's the most technically advanced raw photo editor? [closed]

I am looking for my first (and possibly only one ever) raw photo editor for my Nikon D5100 gear. Naturally I started by looking at Capture NX2. I read two interesting articles about it: ...
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Use Lightroom as a photo editor only, without catalogueing?

I'm looking for a raw photo editor/developer application for my Nikon D5100. The two obvious choices are Capture NX2 and Lightroom. I'm new to this whole thing, I read a lot about them, played a bit ...
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Nikon D80 corrupted .NEF files [duplicate]

Yesterday after I took some photos, I inserted the SD card (2GB) from my Nikon D80 to my computer. It showed up in Finder as usual, but after I opened the directory, it shows that my .NEF files are ...
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How can I sync EXIF information when using a pre-saved PSD template?

I capture image in NEF format using Nikon D5100 and before posting on the net I make some changes, re-size it and move it on a pre-saved PSD file with water mark, nice border, ... And after saving the ...
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Did the Canon Raw format change in 70D?

Have there been any change in Canon's RAW (CR2) format in the Canon EOS 70D camera, comparing to older models like the EOS 60D? I could not open the 70D RAW files in Photoshop on a friend's computer, ...
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Should I convert ARW to DNG? [duplicate]

This is with reference to the Sony NEX-5R. I have gotten into the habit of telling Lightroom to convert all ARW to DNG when I import them, in the hope that DNG, being an open format rather than a ...
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Is there any data loss when we convert RAW format to .DNG? [duplicate]

I have a Sony SLT A58 and I usually capture with .ARW format(Sony's RAW), however as I have an older version of Lightroom so I have to convert the ARWs to .DNGs using the Adobe DNG Convertor to edit ...
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Why does the appearance of RAW files change when switching from “lighttable” to “darkroom” in Darktable?

In Darktable, when extracting RAW and JPG from the camera and viewing them using lighttable mode, both look identical. Does this mean that they both contain post-processing done by the camera ...
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Is there a good way to manage and store RAW photo files to the cloud? [duplicate]

I love my Nikon d7000, takes great images. I upgraded from a 6MP D50 and one thing I was not prepared for was the huge amount of disk space that collections of 16MP files were going take up. I use ...
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automatically process raw files

are there any good products on the market that could automate processing of raw files? some intelligence would be required (akin to photoshops auto color), to adjust exposure, color balance, and ...
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Is RAW worth the effort if using simple editing tools (e.g. iPhoto)

I am an intermediate amateur (how do you measure these things anyway? Well, I can't say I'm an advanced, and don't think I am a beginner), and I feel that I should take the RAW leap. I avoided it ...
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If I paid for photography am I entitled to raw images?

If I paid for photographs on my wedding and the photographer has supplied me only with low res files (200 kb approx for all) and says she is unable to save them edited in high res, am I entitled to ...
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Why does the sound seem different when taking picture in RAW vs JPEG?

I'm using Nikon D300. I've just switched image format from RAW to JPEG today. The sound of shutter seems different (faster than in RAW format) although they're as same shutter speed (I know that ...
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How to open 'RAW' file from UltraCam-Xp WA camera?

Is there any software which opens Digital Camera 'RAW' file format (size- 47 mb)? I tried Photoshop cs2 but it shows stretched pixels. I tried to import it in Erdas, it also shows error that ...
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Does Photoshop 7 support RAW file format?

Does Photoshop 7 support RAW file format? Or do I need any other software for that?
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How exactly is the deeper bit-depth of RAW mapped onto JPEG and the display?

I am trying to understand RAW better. I have a Canon EOS 20D, and shoot in RAW+Jpeg mode. According to the specs in the manual, the RAWs of the 20D are 12 Bit. I understand that this means each pixel ...
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Corrupt or broken CR2 file?

My photographer friend sent me some .cr2 files to look at in adobe bridge/photoshop cs6. I can open a few of them, but some I can't open in photoshop nor bridge. If I try to open it in photoshop I ...
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Cannot open RAW NEF files taken with my Nikon 5100 in Photoshop Elements 5

I get a message saying that it is the wrong type of file. Any bit of advice?
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How to open RAW photos?

I am unable to open RAW digital photos on my PC. The PC is fitted with Pentium i3 processsor with 4 GB of RAM. Please adivse me.
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RAW .orf files have horizontal and vertical black lines running through. Any way to fix corrupt RAW files?

I'm having problems with corrupted RAW .orf files taken on my Olympus E1. The photos were taken several years ago. Because I was not working with RAW formats then, I hadn't noticed the horizontal and ...
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Why do Canon 6d raw photos have a red tint across the entire image in Windows preview?

When I try to preview RAW Canon 6D photos in my several Windows 7 and Windows xp laptops, most photos have a red "shadow" across the whole picture. How to solve this problem? On Mac, photos looks ok. ...
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Why can I recover more highlights RAW files from some cameras than from others?

I have two cameras that both shoot raw: Nikon D800 and Fujifilm X20. When editing I have discovered that I can recover a lot more information from a D800 raw image than a X20 raw image. Is it because ...
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How similar is in-camera JPEG processing to own brand RAW conversion?

We know that the JPEG produced by in-camera RAW conversion is very close to that produced by using the RAW converter provided by the camera manufacturer, but how close is it in detail? I'm interested ...
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CHDK generated DNG has no preview

I have recently bought a used Canon A550 and tried using CHDK with it. I firstly wanted to use it as a time-lapse camera, so I installed the Ultra Intervalometer on the camera and enabled RAW file ...
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shift-deleted images recovered but not fully restored

i have the good yet dangerous habit of shift-deleting data when i'm sure i don't need them. but that means although very careful, i do happen to erase useful data occasionally! recently i lost some ...
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Difference between PNG and RAW, other than compression?

I know that many professional cameras shoot in RAW. PNG has lossless compression which would allow cameras to save more shots than RAW. This leads me to wonder if there's anything special about RAW ...
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why shoot RAW plus jpeg [duplicate]

I understand the differences between RAW and JPEG. But why does my DSLR offer me the opportunity to shoot RAW plus JPEG simultaneously. What benefits does this offer over RAW only, especially since I ...