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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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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 ...
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What is the relationship between ARW delta compression and dynamic range?

I read this article about the fact that Sony AWR is not a lossless RAW format, but, rather, an 11-bit + 7 delta compression. According to DXOmark, the dynamic range of A7r is 14.1, as opposed to ...
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Are D-Lightning and in scene mode effects applied when shooting in RAW mode [duplicate]

I'm currently learning about the possible settings for my Nikon D5300 like D-lightning and WB and other scene modes and I don't see anywhere mentioned if those effects are permanently changing the way ...
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Nikon D5100 Producing Corrupt Images [duplicate]

So I shot photos for my robotics team at an event this weekend and ~95% of them are corrupt. The JPG previews from the camera are fine, but when Adobe Bridge generates its own preview, the corruption ...
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LightRoom 5 Export looks different to the Develop screen [duplicate]

I hope that someone might be able to help me here, I have recently started with DSLR photography and I jumped straight in at the deep-end I think (although i've used compacts and bridge cameras for a ...
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Why do modern DSLRs support JPEG but not lossless formats other than RAW?

I'm from a programming background and very new to photography. While working with the SDK for the Canon Rebel T3i, I realized that the only image formats natively supported by the camera are RAW (CR2) ...
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What is the real world impact of the lossy compression used for NEF RAW files in some Nikon cameras?

I intend on buying a DSLR in the near future and my eye has been stuck on the Nikon D5300. One of the things in photography that I feel uncomfortable with is compression, therefore I obviously care ...
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Windows Canon Raw Codec

Is there a codec to view thumbnails for Canon CR2 files in windows explorer. I have install the microsoft camera codec pack and looked on the Canon website here: ...
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What corrections does MS Camera Codec Pack apply?

When viewing raw images with Windows Photo Viewer via the M$ Camera Codec Pack, images appear different than when viewing with any other editor (UFRaw, RawTherapee, etc). Here's an example: I opened ...
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How can I make a non-PRO Eye-fi transfer RAW files?

I have an Eye-Fi card, and it looks like it's not the PRO series, and therefore not allowed to transfer RAW images. The card transfers JPG files without problem, but not RAW. If I rename a RAW file to ...
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How much of a difference is there saving as RAW over JPEG? [duplicate]

I've heard about RAW over JPEG's for image quality but how much of a difference is there? is there a way of showing a visual representation in quality?
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Why are my NEF photos unusually dark in RawTherapee?

I've just started using RAW/NEF files and came across this problem with dark images. I've been reading a bit and I know that an application I open my NEFs with must do some processing to show what ...
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How to match colors on photographs stitched together?

I wish to create a high resolution picture of two paintings, each in three parts for printing in a book, each across two pages that each measure around 12.5"x10". One painting is a triptych of three ...
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How can I edit the capture date in Nikon raw file

I have a problem importing some P340 raw images into LR5. The issue is that the camera date appears to have been set wrong. (I say appears to as most images are correct, but some - around midnight ...
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Artifacts in shadows, RAW format

Does anyone know how to get rid of these atrifacts in shadows? Examples shot with Canon 5D in RAW. @James Snell: I respond to your remark about artifacts: here are 2 pics in PNG as you asked me. ...
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What free raw processing programs can use ColorChecker DCP profiles?

I know that Lightroom can use the ColorChecker Passport profiles. But can other free program (on windows) use the DCP profile directly? It seems that RawTherapee can use it but after decompiling the ...
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If I'm editing in Photoshop, is there any advantage to using Camera Raw directly rather than Lightroom first?

If an image is to be edited in Photoshop eventually, is it better to do the initial raw file processing in Lightroom, or should I use Camera Raw inside Photoshop to apply the same settings I would ...
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Digikam RAW import: Preview

I'm using Digikam to organzie my photos and use the direct import from my Nikon camera. Using JPEG pictures, I can select some of them by the preview and import pictures selectively into different ...
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.CR2 pictures damaged and corrupted

Last night, I shot 400+ pictures with my Canon 650d. I was happy until I plugged my memory card into my card reader. The .CR2 files look okay, but when I import them to Lightroom, an error shows up: ...
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Should I store RAW file or DNG for backing up [duplicate]

I have decided to store my photos for back-up. I am struggling with file type. Should I store the RAW file that comes from camera or DNG file where all my editing has been stored.
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What Is The Scale Of The Y Axis of The Histogram in Lightroom / ACR?

I understand the concept of histograms. I understand that the x-axis represents the luminosity range from min to max for either all channels or RGB individually, and I understand that the y-axis ...
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Lightroom/ACR Histogram Shape

If I open a raw file in ACR or Lightroom and move the exposure slider, why does the shape of the histogram change? If all I'm doing is changing the exposure, I would expect the shape itself to remain ...
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Why does Darktable show D5300 RAW (.NEF) in pink in darkroom?

I just installed Darktable, in lighttable mode my raw files are shown proper but in darkroom it shows pinkish. e.g. File https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33211952/dsc_0013.nef Screenshot ...
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Easiest way to have Lightroom destructively replace RAW files with TIFF files?

I shoot RAW, but would prefer to have computer files in TIFF. For me, TIFF opens much faster and I can use external programs (some of which I've written). The sacrifice in disk space is worth it. Is ...
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My RAW .NEF files cant show properly in windows 7 image viewer

I have a problem showing .NEF files on windows 7 image viewer. First I can see all my .NEF files thumbnails correctly on windows explorer, but once I double click one of it, it show the photos ...
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Where is a camera's preview image stored, when shooting in RAW?

When you take pictures in RAW, the camera stores a preview image (possibly jpeg) that it shown on the screen using white balance and other adjustments set in the camera. Where is this information ...
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How can I see the *real* raw values from a raw file? [duplicate]

I want to do some performance tests concerning what the ISO setting "really does", whether ETTR makes sense, measure the noise, etc. on my camera. Rather than look at the pixels after it's been Bayer ...
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Can I update the Camera Raw part of Lightroom?

I have Lightroom 4.4 and am not willing to buy the 5 update because it has nothing I could use – except support for new camera RAW formats. Then I see that the DNG converter is available for free ...
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Working on JPEG saved from RAW is this the same as working on RAW ?

I have a few questions about the RAW format. It may be silly but I love that some explanations on the subject. First of all, I know that RAW has many advantages over JPEG for post-production (in my ...
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Why use JPEG instead of RAW?

Why would a photographer want to capture images using the JPEG format over an available RAW format? The obvious argument is memory card storage, but assume that my available memory card storage is ...
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My DSLR Canon generates Raw and JPEG images of same size

Recently i started facing this problem of not getting RAW (CR2) images larger than the JPEG images when I select options RAW+L (quality setting of the camera). Initially I was getting almost 11MB of ...