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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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NEF photos are unusually dark

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 ...
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Effect of color space on RAW? [duplicate]

It's documented that WB setting doesn't affect the RAW data — just the preset develop settings. But what about the color space? I'm wondering whether setting sRGB (vs Adobe RGB) in the body ...
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how to convert CR2 to jpg in batches on digital photo professional 4.1

how to convert a batch of CR2 to jpg on digital photo professional 4.1 Step by step please.
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Is there software on Macintosh for adding GPS data to RAW files?

I want to add GPS location to RAW photos (from my EOS7D) using location data from my iPhone 5. Aperture doesn't save the data I added unless I export the RAW files as JPEGs. I've searched the site ...
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How to open a raw file in Camera Raw full size rather than cropped to in-camera aspect ratio?

On a recent photography holiday I took a number of photographs using the in camera option to change the image size to, for example, 16 x 9. The native image size of the camera is 4:3. I transferred ...
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RAW images archive? [duplicate]

Is there any large collection of raw grey scale and colour images archive to download from? I need a some good RAW images for my project on image compression.. so i need a grey scale as well as ...
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Is there a Windows panorama stitching package that can stitch RAW files?

Is there any tool for stitching Panoramas from multiple CR2 files from my Canon EOS 1200D? I'd prefer any free or open source tools, but paid software should be fine too. I have tried multiple ...
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Problem with processing .CR2 format in Linux

first time I used Canon and all my programs -Rawtherapee, Darktable, UFRaw, Rawstudio - opened the photos as below. Anyone has idea why this is happening and how to fix it? I use Linux and I'm used to ...
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Advantages of the RAW image file format [duplicate]

What are the advantages of taking pictures with the RAW image file format, as opposed to TIFF, JPG, or PNG (or similar)? Thanks.
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Difference between long exposure in a dim room Vs. short exposure in a well-lit room (using a tripod, ISO 100)

I'm trying to photograph a painting without using any lighting equipment, just the natural light in the room on a cloudy day (i.e, little or no direct sunlight). I am shooting straight on with a ...
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How to resize RAW image files without converting to JPEG?

How can I resize RAW image files (.NEF) from 12 Megapixels to about 5 megapixels without converting them to JPG?
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How to make camera LCD show true RAW data in JPG preview and histogram?

With Canon 650D (and presumably all the other Canon), I noticed that the picture style and full JPG processing is used to generate a review JPEG which is what the camera actually reads when reviewing ...
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Difference between Small Raw, Medium Raw and Raw in Canon 70D [duplicate]

Canon 70D does provide 3 options of getting raw images - Small, Medium and Raw. I would like to know whats the difference between 3. Recently i did my tour and got some very good results from medium ...
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Why do pixels appear when skies are darkened using the graduation in Lightroom?

I use Photoshop to create a panorama from 3-7 photos. Then I export it back into Lightroom. My RAW files are either DNGs or JPEGS when I import into Photoshop. When exported back to Lightroom, when I ...
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I am not able to open raw files I have previously opened in photoshop 5.1

I use the Adobe DNG converter for raw files from my Nikon D3300 (which is a pain but I do it) but now I have to do that same thing for my Nikon D7000 ... even for files that I have previously opened ...
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Why do I see posterization in photoshop (and aperture) when I don't see it on my LCD screen?

My usual workflow is to upload pictures to Aperture then edit them in Photoshop if necessary. First I was disappointed when I saw the pictures in Aperture because of the posterization (worse in this ...
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How significant is difference in dynamic range between Sony A7 and Canon 5D Mark II?

I'm still trying to make a choice between these two cameras. The dynamic range is important thing to me. Many people say that the first one has a wider dynamic range. Even DXO Labs shows 14.2 EVs of ...
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Camera Raw 8.4 plugin required

Usually I post process my RAW files in Lightroom, but sometimes I need to apply some filters and other corrections using the Photoshop. You can do that by right clicking the image in the Lightroom, ...
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Does Lightroom accurately show highlight and shadow clipping?

Lightroom has three places in the UI where it shows information about highlight and shadow clipping: The histogram in the Loupe mode. The histogram in the Develop mode. On the image itself, by using ...
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What is the purpose of gamma correction in today's screens and how does it relate to graphics and photography?

I am getting quite confused with the purpose of gamma correction and the relationship between gamma corrected and uncorrected images in terms of graphics and photography as well as color management in ...
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Is there any quality advantage to doing dark frame subtraction in camera?

Is there any quality advantage to doing dark frame subtraction in camera? It seems to me that doing it manually in software can't be any worse, and can be better by using a dark frame that is the ...
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Convert 10bit images under Linux

I dont even find any program for convert/view the raw file what comes from my MTK6589 phone. Automated apps are unable to get the photos, the only way is using Irfanview, but without wine its hard. So ...
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does anyone see technical meaning in going from RAW to an 8 bit TIFF?

I was watching a video about frequency separation techniques for skin retouching in Photoshop. The subject is irrelevant, but I mention it because this comes from a decent source and a high-end ...
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Can 30 1-second exposures be combined to a form the equivalent of a single 30s exposure?

I need to take 30 1s exposure shots in raw at night. The image becomes ALMOST black... Is it possible to take this tiny amount of light/information and sum them all toghether and get as a result a ...
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Sony a7 raw files converted to DNG won't open in non-Adobe applications

I have accidentally converted some of my RAW files into DNG while importing to Lightroom. Normally this is not a problem as most photo applications open DNGs as well. My issue is that whatever photo I ...
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How important are camera settings when shooting RAW? [duplicate]

I would like to start shooting RAW instead of jpeg. I am wondering if i need to still worry about setting ISO, aperture and shutter speed. If so, why?
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How limited is Nikon's free Capture NX-D?

Recently Nikon released the free Windows RAW-Editor Capture NX-D. Since that time I use it and it seems pretty good to me. How good is this tool compared to the other famous tools? I'm not a ...
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Linux software for stacking and RAW processing

I'm starting with astrophotography and my DSLR produces CR2 raw images. I use Linux and want to stack series of shots and do RAW processing (curves, RGB balance, etc.) I googled and found software ...
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DNG converter doesn't convert, Photoshop CS2 doesn't open DNG

I am working on OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) with Photoshop CS2. I want to open RAW files from a Sony-RX100. The Adobe help page says I need the DNG converter 7.2 to convert RX100 RAW files into DNG. To ...
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What, technically, is happening when one adjusts the 'Exposure' setting in a raw editor?

Since the photograph has already been taken by the time it is being edited, 'adjusting the exposure' of a RAW file must have a specific technical meaning (which I have struggled to find) Can someone ...
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repair corrupt cr2 (raw) withouth jpeg prview

I would really need a way to repair a bunch of cr2 files. The problem is that I'm even able to recover the jpeg preview from the files since I only see a black thumbnail. The files were shot on a ...