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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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Full well capacity

As I understood, the full well capacity is the maximum number of charges(photoelectrons) that can be stored in a pixel before a leakage to adjacent pixels and causing problems like blooming. In some ...
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What's the cost of adjusting exposure of a RAW picture in post-process?

I wonder that if I increase the exposure of a RAW in some software, say, Lightroom, what do I lose in the image. I know that this is related to how is increase of exposure achieved, here in a few ...
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Nikon RAW image processing in non-Nikon software

I love Adobe Lightroom, the workflow, the interface, the whole package. However, as a Nikon owner never did I manage to get the colors to look as good as after processing with Capture NX. No doubt ...
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How to emulate the in-camera processing in Lightroom? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner in matters of digital photo processing (and photography for that record). I already know that the RAW file is a dump of raw sensor data with no processing whatsoever applied to it. My ...
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Why isn't Digikam 4.4 showing previews of RAW images?

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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getting photos from “Photos” app on Macbook to Lightroom [duplicate]

Is this possible? I was planning to just import my SD card and import that way, but somehow the files got deleted off my card. I am able to drag the pictures from "Photos" (Mac) onto my desktop and go ...
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Is it overkill using Cinestyle with RAW photos?

I did a CGI course at uni and we were told about the wonders of Cinestyle when filming. Of course ever since then I've been using it for both filming and photos on my own camera, but a friend who is a ...
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How do I get Adobe Camera RAW to read the the in-camera settings from Nikon raw .NEF files?

I dislike the losing of camera settings when I shoot in raw (.NEF) in nikon. The colors become dimmed and the camera noise reduction is removed , so the the photos look very noisy compared with ...
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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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How to identify slide/negative scanners that produce RAW files?

I'm looking for a 35mm slide and negative scanner that can give me raw files like my camera does. I have a ancient Polaroid SprintScan 35, and it's frustrating to use. Back then, there weren't raw ...
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multiple xmp versions of same raw file?

I've come to the inescapable conclusion that RAW is the way to go and I've run into a small problem. I know this can be done, but I can't remember how. I want to save different versions of the raw ...
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While shooting in RAW, do you have to post-process it to make the picture look good?

I always shoot in RAW. But I take lots of pictures, when I am out shooting I might come home with 600+ pictures. Many of these pics are copies of the same motive, but with different aperture, shutter, ...
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Why do some of my RAW files get “broken”, with narrow solid black horizontal lines?

I shot a lot of photos during my summer vacation. Traveling during daytime, with little time to edit or review photos I often copied and erased my memory cards at nights so I could be ready for next ...
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What is more intensive for the SDHC card- hd movie recording or shooting burst mode in RAW?

I am looking to get a second SD card to fill both slots in my d7000. The card I have now is a remnant from my canon point and shoot that I am using in my d7000 now. I have yet to try movie mode. And ...
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Sum of pixel values more than incident photons

I'm getting efficiency more than 100% for my camera in ISOs higher than 6400. Under what circumstances does one get more pixel values than the number of incident photons (photon detection efficiency ...
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dcraw command for 14 bit raw image

I'm using "-4 -D -T" to transform a 14 bit raw image (.nef) to a linear unprocessed tiff image. Is it the correct command? Does the command differ for 12 bit or 16 bit image?
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Best software for upsampling to about 2x?

I have some high-quality RAW files I've processed (some cropping, contrast adjustment, etc.). I need to have them printable at about twice the size I get with the ppi set to 240. I've been looking ...
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Getting raw data of each frame from DSLR video capture [closed]

I want to use a DSLR pro Nikon D3s to record a video and extract the raw data of each frame (like the raw data out of RAW image). So if I record with 24 fps, then I would practically have 24 images ...
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Recover broken images that are corrupt

I had some issues with my computer and sent it out for repairs to a reputable dealer. So far everything came back perfect. I sent it in to be cleaned up and to try and recover some photos that were ...
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Preparing enlargements of raw pictures for professional printing?

If one is having large prints made by a professional printer (say, 3' square or more), does one... (1) ...take care of the enlargement in Photoshop (upsampling to necessary dpi in raw before ...
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Is there good free software for editing Canon RAW files?

I've lost the install disks that came with my 500D and I was wondering if there was any better software for editing Canon RAW files. I Had a quick skim of the Canon website and couldn't find anything. ...
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What, if anything, does “RAW” stand for?

I understand that RAW files contain data straight from the sensor, that they're used as input to the production process that results in a final image, and that RAW isn't really one format but a ...
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Does the D7200's 1.3x image area setting crop a RAW file in-camera?

Apologies for the poor explanation, I'm a Pentax guy so not very familiar with Nikon gear, and have been asked if there is any way to fix this problem. My MIL has a Nikon D7200 which has had the ...
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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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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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GoPro Protune RAW white balance vs true RAW image? [duplicate]

I am using a GoPro Hero 3+ Black camera for scientific image analysis. It is important for me to accurately document the brightness of the images. I want to get as close to RAW format as possible, but ...
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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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How can I get a good HDR image from a single RAW file?

I've heard that it's possible to create an HDR image from a single RAW file. (Obviously, it won't be as good as using multiple bracketed RAW files; I know that much.) Every time I try — using ...
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Measuring SNR of a DSLR from raw image

How can I calculate signal to noise ratio of a DSLR, using raw images? Is it simply whole counts minus dark counts over dark counts?
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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 can I hide the Blown Shadows/Highlights Indicators in Camera Raw?

How do I stop Camera Raw showing blown blacks as blue and blown whites as red in Photoshop Camera Raw?
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Why are photos on my Nikon D3200 brighter on the LCD screen than on my computer?

When I snap a picture on my camera, in RAW+JPEG FINE mode, the camera shows me a bright photo, but when I watch it on my computer it becomes darker (less bright than on camera). It's not a software ...
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Are colour profiles ever stored in RAW files?

Recently on a wildlife photography course, the leader asserted that using aRGB in the camera settings meant less loss of data in the RAW file than if sRGB were used. As I did not understand this I ...
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Does the selection of sRGB or Adobe RGB in camera when shooting RAW ever matter?

I shoot RAW essentially 100% of the time, and have the in-camera color space setting at AdobeRGB (sRGB is also offered). The raw converter in turn is set to produce sRGB output files. As I understand ...
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Can you duplicate RAW files without losing quality?

A lot of people say that "what happens if I edit my RAW" or "do you lose RAW when you convert to jpeg" and I assumed that if a basic function such as file duplication (copy paste) was valid, they ...
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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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Why is my Canon Raw preview a much smaller filesize than high-quality large, despite little difference in image?

I have a Canon Rebel T5. I can shoot in RAW or RAW+JPEG. When I shoot in the latter, it stores both a preview with the RAW file, as well as the JPEG. I've been using Digikam to manipulate my photos, ...
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What algorithms or example tools are there for denoising of images in Raw format?

I am trying to perform some post-processing of Camera Raw images captrued using my Canon EOS 450-D. I am using PS CS5 and GIMP particulary to remove noise which is present in images. My questions is: ...
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Using long exposures to make videos? [closed]

I would like to make a video that essentially shows a long exposure progressing as it is exposed. Essentially it would be initially dark and gradually get lighter. Lights that pass in front of the ...
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Getting a replica of the in-camera JPG using free RAW editors [duplicate]

This question has been asked before for Lightroom but my question is about free RAW editors such as LightZone, Dark Table or Rawtherapee. More detail follows. I've turned off all in-camera ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a Fuji X10 raw converter for Linux?

Does anyone know if there's away to convert Fuji X10 Raw files in Ubuntu? I'm considering to buy this camera but most software I've seen doesn't support it or isn't clear regarding that issue. ...
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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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Do different “Picture styles” affect RAW output?

I was reading again the manual of my camera (Canon 50D, but I am sure that each DSLR offer the same kind of functionality, albeit I don't know the exact names adopted) and noticed the issue of Picture ...