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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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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 ...
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Why does file size increase so much when converting from RAW to TIFF?

I have been converting .CR2 files (Canon's RAW format) to TIFF files to make a timelapse video in Photoshop. Upon doing so I was astonished to realise that the file size rocketed from 23.9MB in the ...
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Do I lose dynamic range or detail when converting from CR2 to DNG? [duplicate]

I have CS5.1 which does not support Canons RAW format using Camera RAW on a 60D, so I must change to DNG format before using CS5.1 Do I lose any quality or dynamic range from this conversion?
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Why won't my Canon 6D RAW file import into Photoshop CS5.1 after installing Camera Raw?

I have installed Adobe Camera Raw on my computer, but I cannot open a RAW file in CS5.1 Extended from a Canon 6D. What am I missing? Error message: Could not complete your request because the ...
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Why do some Windows programs show some of my RAW images with a purple tint?

Yesterday I got my first DSLR, a Nikon D5300. It works great and I have no complaints, however I'm having a strange issue. In some programs, like UFRaw, as a desktop image, and in one of the Windows ...
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How do I accurately and objectively capture the color of the setting sun?

I'm taking a photo of the setting sun, and want to capture the color of the sun accurately and objectively. If we're talking about reflected right, I understand that the camera can't distinguish ...
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Freeware/FOSS Image Editor for a beginner [duplicate]

I'm getting my first DSLR (a Nikon D5300) Tuesday and I want to have my software ready. However, I can't justify paying for Photoshop or any other expensive programs. I have found several free or ...
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Is there a way to set white balance of a RAW to match the preview JPEG?

When I view ARWs in Lightroom, I sometimes find the white balance of the embedded preview JPEG to be perfect, so I'd like to apply it to the RAW. How do that I do that in LR or other (free) software? ...
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Possible to open photo straight to Adobe Camera Raw?

Is there any way to open a photo straight into Adobe Camera Raw without loading Photoshop or anything? I am trying to use my own program to browse my DNG photos and I would like to be able to open ...
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How to open CR2 files that were not properly pulled from memory card [duplicate]

So I'm very new to all this so please understand my pure panic here... During a shoot the other day I had to quickly dump a card on my hard drive before erasing it and continuing shooting. The images ...
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Will resizing JPEGs result in a compromise in my image?

I have several images for print, and only after deleting the original RAW files did I remember I needed to resize the images for print. Will resizing JPEGs result in a compromise in my image? They ...
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Is a RAW-only camera economically justified? [closed]

Is a digital camera which could only take RAW images economically justified? considering that RAW files may need less in-camera processing.
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I can't open Sony A58's RAW files on Photoshop CS6 with Camera Raw 7.1 — what can I do?

I can't open my A58's raw files (.awr) on photoshop CS6 (Camera Raw plugin 7.1) is there any chance to update my camera plugin manually or convert the file?
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Why don't Lightroom or PSE recognize CR2 files from my Canon 7D mk II even though they are up to date?

I ordered a Canon 7D mark II (to replace a stolen 7D),and shot a friend's wedding in RAW. But now, I can only view the pictures in very poor quality on my computer's photo viewer. I am not able to ...
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Why don't cameras have metering modes that expose RAW files to the right?

Cameras could do ETTR quicker and more accurately than humans, and without the risk of actually clipping any pixels. The camera could then write a field to the RAW metadata telling the viewer home ...
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Is it possible to get raw data from the camera on older android phones?

I'm trying to find apps for my rooted Galaxy S3 mini that will override the software involved in image processing so that instead of jpg files, the readout from the sensor will be stored. I was ...
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Best way to backup/edit RAW photos while travelling abroad with bad Internet access? [duplicate]

This question is a duplicate. In particular a duplicate of these questions: How can I backup my RAW photos while travelling without Internet access? How can I backup my photos while travelling? ...
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What's the resolution of the embedded JPEG preview in a Canon 7D MkII RAW image?

Simple question: What is the resolution of the JPG image that is embedded in RAW files shot at the highest resolution on a Canon 7D MkII body? Backstory: With Photos and iCloud Photo Library, it ...
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Archiving JPGs instead of RAWs in Lightroom

I usually shoot in RAW and have a pretty decent photo collection. Given the size of RAW files, I'd like to archive only rendered JPGs for parts of my Lightroom catalog. Is there any way to do this, ...
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Will excluding RAW files from iPhoto library increase performance?

Curious if others are in a similar situation. After I've gone and curated an group of photos, made any edits etc, I've been thinking about converting photos to jpeg, and putting raw files in cold ...
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Opening NEF files in older versions of Photoshop

My camera is Nikon D-810 and I shot in RAW and my software is Adobe Creative Cloud so it is always updated and open RAW files with no problem. But Now I have given my RAW files that are .NEF to ...
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What is the practical purpose of “use raw as original” in Photos for OS X?

Within OS X Photos app, when I shoot jpeg/raw and upload to Photos, I get an image representing both files. By default I am looking at the jpeg. Or I can choose a command "Use Raw as Original". I ...
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Is it possible to save the ISO, aperture, and other settings along with the image? [duplicate]

Is it possible to have the ISO, Aperture, and other setting save with the JPEG or RAW image when taking photos? I have the Canon T5i, and I'm fairly new to photography. I can keep a log book with ...
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Fujifilm XF1 Raf Viewer of Converter - Windows (or even Linux)

I have a number of RAF files that I want to at least view, or even better convert to JPEG. I am on Linux (Ubuntu 14). If any software is available for windows that will be great aswell. What can I do ...
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HDR and RAW dynamic range clipping, mapping, and compression

My understanding of the rendering of a typical RAW file, which contains 14 bits per channel, is that it is simply clipped to the 8 bits per channel used by most image viewers. Presumably camera ...
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Why does Photoshop CS6 sometimes not open a smart object to camera raw, but opens a new document instead?

Sometimes when working with photoshop smart objects photoshop will not open the smart object to camera RAW; instead it opens up a raster copy. Usually after some effort opening and closing I can get ...
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Which has a faster write time: RAW or JPEG?

My question is about the write times of the RAW and JPEG file formats. A RAW file is larger than a JPEG and needs more time to write to the memory but it does not need to spend time on data ...
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Editing and saving RAW files, and the relationship to the XMP sidecar files

I have thousands of RAW files that I've always saved in their original state (e.g. _DSC 2104) of which I now have dozens of that number in their respective files, thus showing that I am a creature of ...
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Access “Pre-Bayer” RAW image to analyse channel values [closed]

First of all i 'm working with a Fuji Finepix HS50 EXR I'm doing an internship and my job is to collect photosite raw data to analyse phosphorescent paint comportment. To do so I need to access the ...
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How do I deal with high-ISO raw images?

Part of a combined effort for "social" and "spontaneous" photography is to use a compact mirrorless camera and available light. I've looked at a few tools for noise reduction including Neat Images ...
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Why is the image size different in portrait and landscape mode?

Today i noticed that my Canon EOS 5D mark II seems to create different image sizes when holding the camera in landscape or portrait mode. The Portrait Image size is always 3753x5634 pixels while the ...
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How do I convert multiple RAW files to jpeg in Photoshop Elements 11 without losing the RAW?

I've just started shooting in RAW. Could someone please tell me how to process and save multiple RAW photos to jpeg in Photoshop Elements 11 while keeping the raw file format (dng) file? I open the ...
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How do I process Magic Lantern dual ISO images into a file format for editing?

I used Magic Lantern's dual iso setting to take some photos; however they cannot be correctly viewed by my software, Aftershot pro 2, until they are converted. So far my attempts at converting the ...
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What does Lightroom do when first opening a RAW file? [duplicate]

I noticed that (on my slow laptop) when I first open a newly imported RAW file in Lightroom the first view of the photo (non-thumb view, while the loading spinner is still there) is noticeably ...
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When going from lighttable to darkroom raw files are unavailable

I loaded 29 images into darktable 1.4-2 (Ubuntu 14.04). I did not have time to edit all of the images and had to shutdown for the night. The next time I opened darktable and tried to finish my edits, ...
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I'm getting a green tint converting my Nikon NEF RAW files to DNG

I have a Nikon D5300 This problem just started this week, never happened before. The problem: Everytime I convert a NEF file to a DNG the picture gets a green tint Im using Adobe DNG Converter ...
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Why are images shot in monochrome mode in color when I download them?

I shot some picture using monochrome mode on my Nikon D3200. When I transferred them to my computer, they appear in color - I cannot see the monochrome effect. What can I do?
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Is it possible for a phone manufacturer to enable camera raw through a software upgrade?

So, I'm considering getting a new phone - the Galaxy S6 - but, even though Android Lollipop supports it, this phone does not have the ability to shoot in camera RAW. My question boils down to this: ...
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Why am I am seeing rings (banding) instead of smooth graduation in my sunrise pictures?

Below is a screen capture crop from Potoshop of an unaltered raw photo from my full frame Canon 6D taken with the new Canon 16-35 f4 L at 16mm, ISO 100, f22. I am seeing rings where I am expecting a ...
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What are the options for a good photo / RAW browser + editor for mac? [closed]

Disclaimer: I've seen several similar questions here, but they all ask for a free / open source solutions. I don't mind paying for the software that would make my experience more enjoyable. I'm an ...