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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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Match colors in Lightroom to other editing tools

I noticed that sometimes Lightroom develops a raw image quite differently from my Canon camera or DPP (Digital Photo Professional by Canon). Even if in 90% of the cases I'm happy with Lightroom, in ...
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Can I restore raw development changes for moved Lightroom files?

I recently started using Lightroom. I am now aware that you are supposed to manage images within Lightroom, but unfortunately I moved a bunch of directories in Finder and synchronized them via ...
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How to edit Canon 7D RAW images in Photoshop CS2?

I upgraded the Camera Raw plugin to 3.7, which seems to be the latest available for Photoshop CS2, and it still won't open my Canon 7D RAW images. The error message: Could not complete your ...
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What are the pros and cons of saving as DNG in camera and saving as proprietary RAW and convert in lightroom in post?

I'm using the DNG format in my workflow and are going to use a friends camera for my next photo shoot. It's a Pentax 645D and it can save the images as both DNG and PEF. I will convert my images to ...
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How many RAW images should I be able to take on a Canon 6d with a 32GB card?

I just got a new canon 6d, put in a 32 gb card and set shooting mode at RAW. The camera indicates that I can only take 160 pictures! I am able to store 1000+ images in RAW on my t5 rebel. What's going ...
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Websites with RAW conversion contests? [closed]

Many years ago, back in the days when I didn't own a DSLR, I found some website which regularly posted random RAW photos for contestants to convert/develop (or whatever it is called in English). ...
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Nikon D5100 NEF file problem

I have a Nikon D5100 and I have converted my NEF files to JPEG using the Nikon software "NEFCDC". The pictures got converted, however, they developed a green tint in them. Please help me out ...
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Do RAW files really allow more RAW dynamic range than shooting in JPG?

I've heard a lot of time people saying that shooting in RAW offers a better dynamic range than shooting in JPG. But in some way I've always felt it as hard to believe. So, the question is: there is ...
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Jpeg images are zoomed and ORF files are not in Lightroom 5

I am using Lightroom 5 and imported jpeg and raw images from my OMD EM1 shot with the 12-40mm kit zoom lens. Some of the jpeg images seem to be zoomed while the raw (orf) images are not for the same ...
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RAF (Fujifilm RAW) preview on a Mac

Is there a way to see the preview of the RAW files from my Fuji X10 (extension .RAF) while I use Finder on my MacBook? Photoshop CS6 correctly opens these files but I must open them one by one...
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Why is a full-frame DSLR better for producing large prints?

I currently use a Canon 550D and am considering moving to a 6D. One of the often-mentioned benefits of a full-frame camera is the ability to produce large prints. Given that the jpegs from the 6D are ...
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Why do we even need RAW-specific editing software?

I was wondering the other day, why do we even need software like Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw or Darktable? Their purpose is solely to retouch image in a most general manner (major tint/temperature, ...
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How to correctly import RAW 16bit in DigiKam

I am trying to edit raw 16bit images in DigiKam. The photos are .NEF taken with a Nikon D5300. No matter how much I fiddle with the Raw Import Tool my images look darker, redish and have low contrast ...
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Embedded jpegs in NEF raw files

I open a .NEF image from my Nikon D80 in the Windows Photos app (the modern/"metro" style app). I then zoom in, and it re-renders or something to display higher resolution, but the colours become less ...
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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 ...