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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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How to convert JPEG to RAW in Photoshop or similar?

I am having a competition in which I have to submit images in RAW format. But I have already clicked some images with Nikon D3200 in JPEG.Is there any way to convert JPEG to RAW format in Photoshop or ...
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How can I tell Lightroom to store masters on the cloud and keep previews on desktop?

How can I tell Lightroom to store masters on the cloud and keep previews on desktop? My library is too big with almost 400 GB full of raw files and stacks going for years. I am running out of Disk ...
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Why does AWR (Sony Raw) file curve at the edge when editing in Photoshop?

My pictures are in AWR (Sony Raw) file and I'm using FastStone Image Viewer 5.5 to view them before I begin the process of editing in Photoshop CS6. When I see the pictures from FastStone Image View, ...
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Nikon D750 NEF files display incorrectly

I got some raw files from a friend who uses the same camera model as me (Nikon D750). I notice that whereas I can postprocess my NEF pictures just fine, his pictures look very very weird when I try to ...
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How does software exposure compensation work in RAW files?

When shooting with RAW files, it is possible to tune the exposure and white balance using software, which is not possible when shooting with JPEG. But I have a stupid question: when you are shooting ...
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Nikon D60 shooting corrupt .nef files

I've been unable to shoot in raw on my camera for some time because the .nef files are corrupted. The corruption is consistent: the bottom half of the image is garbled, replaced by white static and ...
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Lack of clarity when my image is transferred from my DSLR to the PC! Its really disappointing [duplicate]

I have a serious issue: I capture vivid pictures of the landscapes around me, and they turn out really well in my camera but lose all their beauty once I transfer them into my personal computer. I ...
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How can I preview DNG files in OS X Finder, with changes?

Can I somehow get my DNG files to preview in Finder with my applied changes? I write my changes to the DNG metadata, but Finder previewer is not able to pick up on those, even though it does preview ...
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creating xmp files without the original raw files

I have been sent a Lightroom catalog of about 500 images to edit. I have done that. The client just wants me to send back the xmp files to add to his raw files, which makes sense, since it's only ...
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What does “linearization” mean in RAW processing?

I would like to ask about the linearization in RAW processing. What does this term "linearization" mean in the theory of RAW-processing ?
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Why I am getting only solid yellow images from Adobe Camera Raw?

I have recently installed Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.1.1 and all of the RAW images opened with Camera Raw look like the attached image. They look perfectly fine on my other computer, with another version ...
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Do Raw camera images store colors logarithmically, with black near 0 and white at infinity?

Is this saying correct ? Raw camera images store colors in a logarithmic scale. The blacks in these images are nearly 0 and the whites are supposed to be infinity.
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Why does the Canon 450D have only 14bit depth RAW images?

According to 3.4.2. section "data precision" on this website, the Canon 450D has 14bit deph. Canon CR2 stores RAW data as JPEG Lossless format. Image size: 4312x2876 CFA: 4313x2877 (bayer sensor ...
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What's the difference between Raw Vs Raw+L mode?

Whats the difference between raw mode and raw+L mode on a digital camera? Which is best for commercial photography?
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What's the point of capturing 14 bit images and editing on 8 bit monitors?

I am bit confused. If my DSLR is capturing 14 bit image while shooting RAW. Don't I need a 14 bit monitor also to take full advantage of capturing in RAW? Whats the point of capturing an image in 14 ...
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Do phone cameras expose to the right?

When I take a RAW photo on my Nexus 5x, I got an overexposed photo: Here's the in-camera JPEG for comparison, which is properly exposed: Do smartphone cameras generally expose to the right? I've ...
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The CR2 photos I take on my Canon will not save as an image file. How can I fix this?

I copy and pasted my photos from my Canon Rebel SL1 straight to My Pictures on my computer. They appear to be image files, but the file type is "CR2". When I try to post them on Facebook, image ...
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DNG Compatibility in Adobe Lightroom

In Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.3, Preferences -> File Handling -> Compatibility, I have "Camera Raw 7.1 and later" selected. After importing RAW files, for example a few Sony's ARW RAW files, via Import ...
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What's the best way to choose the aspect ratio: in-camera JPEG or RAW and cropping?

Which approach is better for my APS-C Canon 750D dSLR? Capturing images in JPEG and an aspect ratio as 1:1 or 3:2? (for portrait and landscape photography) Capturing images in RAW format and later ...
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Problem with DPP from RAW to TIFF (16 bits)

I'm currently using DPP to transform RAW files to TIFF (16 bits) files, and I have encountered some issues with some MATLAB routines I use to analyze the files. Tracing the problem, I noticed that the ...
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Is there a comparison resource supplying RAW photos for download?

I'd like to compare some digital cameras for purchase. All of the online reviews I can find offer JPEG samples (which means the RAW data has been filtered and modified according to the settings on ...
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Separating images from one multiple exposure image on Nikon camera

By mistake, I have images that have dual exposures superimposed in Nikon RAW format. These exposures were 2 seconds apart, so, it needs to be separated. Is there any way to separate these exposures ...
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Does A RAW file exist containing the full dynamic range of a natural scene with a ratio of 100,000:1?

I've just read Karl Lang's excellent whitepaper - Rendering the Print: the Art of Photography. In it, he mentions that the ratio of light to dark in a 'natural scene' can have a ratio of 100,000:1, a ...
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What's the Purpose of the TIFF image stored inside Canon CR2 Raw file?

The CR2 files from my Canon 5D Mk III contain three preview or thumbnail images: Preview 1: image/jpeg, 160x120 pixels, 17837 bytes Preview 2: image/tiff, 592x395 pixels, 1403040 bytes Preview 3: ...
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How does RAW prevent “ugly digital clipping”?

In another answer user Ilmari writes, in the context of preventing overexposure: In general, I would also recommend always shooting RAW, both to better capture the full dynamic range of your ...
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Canon custom white balance does not import to Lightroom / Photoshop [duplicate]

I have a Canon SL1. I snapped several shots this morning with a custom white balance that was set in camera. When I import the photos to Lightroom, they come in without the custom white balance. ...
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Why does raw to jpg conversion differ in different editors?

I just started using RAW files (to be more correct I set my camera to RAW+JPG). Then I opened the raw file in RawTherapee and without doing any changes I exported it in jpg next to the jpg file ...
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Is There Any Way To Maintain Link Between Lightroom DNG And Photoshop?

I am fully aware I can open a Lightroom DNG in Photoshop or Open a Lightroom DNG as a Smart Object In Photoshop, however in both cases the link between the original DNG and the Photoshop file is ...
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I accidentally shot in 12 bit instead of 14 bit, and my pictures are green and underexposed. How can I compensate/convert?

I accidentally shot in 12 bit color instead of 14 bit, and now, no matter what Linux program I use, the .NEFs are green and underexposed. As I said, I'm using Linux, and my camera is a Nikon D5300. ...
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Why can't I get a pure white background, even using multiple light sources? [duplicate]

Edit: THIS IS NOT a duplicate of Why can't I get a decent white background with product photgraphy?. Reading my question and the linked one you will see I HAVE ADDRESSED the issues suggested by ...
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Is it possible to change depth of field in RAW images?

I am beginner to photography, and I've learnt that we can do a lot of post-production in images by using RAW format. I'm looking for options to change/modify the depth of field in the RAW images - is ...
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Restoring NEF raw corrupt photos [duplicate]

I normally use my PC to transfer photos from camera to external hard drive at home. It has been fine. However, to reduce the weight of our luggage, I borrowed a light weight MacBook for the photo ...
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Why do the changes I made in camera raw look bad when I open the image in pse?

So I open my raw file in Adobe camera raw, edit and get it just right, then I click open image to make some final adjustments in pse and my image appears in pse completely over edited! What's ...
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Image from Leopard Imaging M021 camera looks green in Matlab,need to convert to RAW [closed]

I am getting image from Leopard Imaging M021 camera in Matlab. Each frame is of size 720x1280x3. The video object shows the image is being extracted in YUY2 manner. Same was told by Leopard imaging ...
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Can I upload a .CRW file from my Nikon camera?

I just spent a day shooting photos with a friend. The friend refused to use my Nikon and used her Canon instead. The files are .CRW and I have a Nikon D5300. When I open the card on Windows Explorer, ...
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what CPU and how much RAM to process 25-36mp images in Lightroom? [duplicate]

I want to build a computer to process RAW images for either Nikon D610 or Nikon D800E. We're talking image size of 25 to 36 megapixels. I'll be doing the processing on Lightroom, running on Windows 7 ...
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Where to look for free to use images in raw format? [duplicate]

In general, for many types of media there are free to use materials like those from public domain or creative commons. Is it also true for images that are obtainable in the raw-format ? if so, what ...
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Does it make sense to use a RAW converter program on a compressed image?

I read so far about RAW converter programs. I downloaded LightZone for Linux, but have not used it yet. When people write about raw converter programs they mention the raw format of a picture, and ...
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Why won't Photoshop Elements recognize my Nikon D7000 raw files? [duplicate]

How can I import a file into Adobe Elements from a Nikon D7000 when the file format is NEF and it tells me I'm using the wrong file type?
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Which raw settings should I stick to or avoid to keep my photo “natural”?

It's easy to fall on the "too-much" side when playing with raw editing software. I guess it is mainly a matter of moderation, and the question might raise criticism over his broadness, yet I am still ...
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Why do RAW images in Darktable have a lot of noise?

I installed the latest version of Darktable from the Ubuntu PPA from their homepage (1.6.8). When I import RAW ges from a folder they all seem to have a lot of noise. I opened the exact same images ...
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What are similarities and differences between raw editing and film developing capabilities?

Raw images are supposed to be detailed output from the camera sensor(s), with more details that what can actually be printed or displayed on a screen. Effects like exposure compensation or white ...
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How many exposure stops can I “recover” from a RAW file?

I shoot RAW because the Pros say "shoot RAW". I also shoot bracketed because in a lot of situations (landscape for instance) I can blend them and expose both the terrain and sky correctly. But my ...
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Is there any engineering proof to which type of memory card is more reliable

Between a SD card and a Compact Flash card for using in camera, which I write RAW images of 40 mega byes on it, sometimes in burst mode and never for video, Is there any technical reason to favor SD ...
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Why do my RAW (.nef) files have a reddish hue in Picasa 3?

I recently bought a Nikon D3300 with the 18-55mm VR II Kit Lens and decided to take a few test shots to see how it handles and get to know the position of the buttons. I watched a D3300 tutorial by ...
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In terms of “image quality”, is the sensor the only spec of a DSLR I should look at when shooting RAW?

There are so many specs which don't have any influence on your RAW file. I'm trying to isolate the factors that matter for image quality only. For example, I'm not sure about the processor : of ...
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How could I have improved post-processing on this Milky Way shot?

Last week I went about 40 minutes north of St. Louis to Pere Marquette state park with my family. We went out to watch the meteor shower, and I tried to set up to take some Milky Way shots. I ran ...
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Image Data Converter's RAW (ARW) changes not visible in Photoshop?

When I edit my ARW file with Sony's Image Data Converter and reopen the file in Photoshop, I don't see any differences in there. Why is this? Can I give Photoshop the modified version losslessly ...
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How to test whether two RAW files have identical contents (but potentially different tags)?

If I have two RAW files, how I can test whether they are indeed the same but with merely different tags? (By "the same" I mean "the same data from the sensor".) If it matters, the format I'm ...
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Are RAWs in bracketed exposure (mostly) redundant?

When I my camera takes RAW+JPEG with bracketed exposure (-1/0/+1 EV), it seems to me that the only difference that could logically exist between the RAW images is the shutter speed. If I assume that ...