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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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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 ...
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How to open 'RAW' file from UltraCam-Xp WA camera?

Is there any software which opens Digital Camera 'RAW' file format (size- 47 mb)? I tried Photoshop cs2 but it shows stretched pixels. I tried to import it in Erdas, it also shows error that ...
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Does Photoshop 7 support RAW file format?

Does Photoshop 7 support RAW file format? Or do I need any other software for that?
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How exactly is the deeper bit-depth of RAW mapped onto JPEG and the display?

I am trying to understand RAW better. I have a Canon EOS 20D, and shoot in RAW+Jpeg mode. According to the specs in the manual, the RAWs of the 20D are 12 Bit. I understand that this means each pixel ...
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Corrupt or broken CR2 file?

My photographer friend sent me some .cr2 files to look at in adobe bridge/photoshop cs6. I can open a few of them, but some I can't open in photoshop nor bridge. If I try to open it in photoshop I ...
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Cannot open RAW NEF files taken with my Nikon 5100 in Photoshop Elements 5

I get a message saying that it is the wrong type of file. Any bit of advice?
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How to open RAW photos?

I am unable to open RAW digital photos on my PC. The PC is fitted with Pentium i3 processsor with 4 GB of RAM. Please adivse me.
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RAW .orf files have horizontal and vertical black lines running through. Any way to fix corrupt RAW files?

I'm having problems with corrupted RAW .orf files taken on my Olympus E1. The photos were taken several years ago. Because I was not working with RAW formats then, I hadn't noticed the horizontal and ...
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Why do Canon 6d raw photos have a red tint across the entire image in Windows preview?

When I try to preview RAW Canon 6D photos in my several Windows 7 and Windows xp laptops, most photos have a red "shadow" across the whole picture. How to solve this problem? On Mac, photos looks ok. ...
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Why can I recover more highlights RAW files from some cameras than from others?

I have two cameras that both shoot raw: Nikon D800 and Fujifilm X20. When editing I have discovered that I can recover a lot more information from a D800 raw image than a X20 raw image. Is it because ...
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How similar is in-camera JPEG processing to own brand RAW conversion?

We know that the JPEG produced by in-camera RAW conversion is very close to that produced by using the RAW converter provided by the camera manufacturer, but how close is it in detail? I'm interested ...
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CHDK generated DNG has no preview

I have recently bought a used Canon A550 and tried using CHDK with it. I firstly wanted to use it as a time-lapse camera, so I installed the Ultra Intervalometer on the camera and enabled RAW file ...
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shift-deleted images recovered but not fully restored

i have the good yet dangerous habit of shift-deleting data when i'm sure i don't need them. but that means although very careful, i do happen to erase useful data occasionally! recently i lost some ...
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Difference between PNG and RAW, other than compression?

I know that many professional cameras shoot in RAW. PNG has lossless compression which would allow cameras to save more shots than RAW. This leads me to wonder if there's anything special about RAW ...
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why shoot RAW plus jpeg [duplicate]

I understand the differences between RAW and JPEG. But why does my DSLR offer me the opportunity to shoot RAW plus JPEG simultaneously. What benefits does this offer over RAW only, especially since I ...
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Pulling colors out of a raw file in post

I just started shooting and postprocess raw. These images of the moon and skies from last night recorded some natural color, as, for instance, a little bit of light blue in the right upper corner of ...
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Older Lightroom and newer Camera (e.g. Lightroom 4.4 and EOS 70D) - will it work?

Currently I'm using Lightroom 4.4 and I do not plan to upgrade at the moment. But I want to buy the new EOS 70D. Today I read that Lightroom 5.2 will support the EOS 70D raw-format. So what did this ...
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Is there any way to keep changes made after moving a raw image file?

A few months ago I started to take some of my images in Raw. I use Lightroom to post-process the images. At first I might keep a image in a certain folder, but after a while want to move the image in ...
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Demosaic data stored in TIFF

Is there a relatively easy to use tool that will allow me to demosaic some raw data stored in a TIFF file (not a standard raw file such as DNG, NEF, etc.), assuming a Bayer pattern? The TIFF contains ...
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Please help me explain how raw shooting can help me based on a contrived example [duplicate]

I'm a beginner, I have a Nikon D5100 with the DX 35mm f/1.8 lens. I made a close-up photo, deliberately way too underexposed, in RAW+JPEG fine format. Here are the files: ...
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photoshop CS5 ver. 12.0.4 does not update to CR 8.2

How can I update my PS5 to camera raw 8.2. I run Lightroom 5 and when ever I want to edit a canon 550d CR2 file I get the warning that I need cr8.2! I downloaded the plug-in installed it ...
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How can I open CR2 files with Photoshop CS4's ACR?

When I try to open from within Photoshop, through Open as, then Camera Raw, it lists this extension but doesn't open the file. I need an explanation in a "for dummies" version. This is my second day ...
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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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Why not make HDR from a single RAW automatically?

My understanding is that a decent DSLR captures a wider dynamic range than any JPEG can represent. The entire range is recorded in the RAW file. The dynamic range is a property of every camera; it's ...
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Multiple exposures vs. adjusting exposure of single RAW?

For HDR, it's recommended to use auto exposure bracketing. However, an advantage of RAW is the ability to adjust exposure. Even Trey Ratcliff has said, "you can make a good HDR photo from a single ...
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raw image looks perfect in camera and lr4 but awful in cs6

I'm not sure if it's my camera, or my photoshop cs6, but I shoot manually and use AWB. i've never had an issue until recently. My images look great in my cameras viewfinder, but when I open them up in ...
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Does the Nexto DS2730 modify files in any way when it imports RAW files?

I am looking at Nexto DS2730 as a portable backup for photos and videos taken with my Canon EOS 7D on CompactFlash memory cards. Having googled and learned portable photo storage (PPS) could modify ...
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How can I change the pixel data in a DNG while keeping all the metadata?

I am looking for some free tools that will let me easily process the pixel data in a RAW file (DNG or NEF) while keeping the metadata untouched. Are there any such tools? Use case: I am ...
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DPP output is not sharp

I am using DPP (Digital Photo Professional by Canon) for post processing. Not sure what is wrong with it, but every time I produce an image (.JPEG) out of raw (.CR2) file, it turns blurry. I tried all ...
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Which is the best open source or freeware raw developer software and photography workflow application? [closed]

I know is a difficult question but some pro and cons of the main software available may help.
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Why does Picasa change the RAW preview after a second? [duplicate]

I love viewing RAW images through Picasa, as it's a free viewer and works for all RAW files. But there's sometihng I don't like — the auto adjust/enhance feature. After opening a RAW file, the preview ...
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Why does ViewNX suddenly give an error with NEF files from my D90 but not my D700?

Previously my D700 & D90 have downloaded NEF files to my computer within View NX and I have been able to convert these images to jpeg within this program. My D700 continues to do this. However, ...
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What's the easiest way to access pure raw data (without demosaicing)?

What is the simplest way to access the data in a raw file before demosaicing and write it to a more widely supported file format (e.g. 16 bit TIFF)? I'm looking to obtain a single channel image where ...
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Why do RAW images look worse than JPEGs in editing programs?

I've found that when you load a RAW image into an editing program such as Lightroom/Aperture, the image is usually worse than if you just took the image as JPEG. Now I understand that the camera does ...
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Can I batch set the date on Canon RAW files with a tool? [duplicate]

I have just noticed my cameras date has been wrong for the last month. However it is consistently wrong, so if I work out (or guess) the date and time of the first photograph, is there a tool that ...
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Why does Darktable export enormous JPEGs?

I have a Nikon D3200 and just started shooting in Raw. Raw files are 18-24mb, and if I convert them to JPEG using Nikon's ViewNX 2, I get 8-12mb files at the top quality and resolution using sRGB; ...
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What are the differences of sRaw1 and sRaw2?

I'm new to canon systems and I wonder what's the big deal with sRaw1 and sRaw2? I know Raw by nature itself, since in Nikon I shoot in Raw. In canon systems, they have these 3 types of Raw, what are ...
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How do I repair “partially” corrupted raw (cr2) files?

I have a number of raw images (example) which were restored after deletion, when I open them in image viewer they seem to be fine (example as previewed), but if I open them in Photoshop (example seen ...
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Can I upload photo's directly onto the web from VIEW NX2 ?

Do I have to convert RAW NEF files to JPEG to upload them to the web? Also how do I save pictures edited on VIEW NX2? I use a NIKON D5100 & Click pictures on NEF RAW+JPEG(FINE). Kindly help, I am ...
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Why does it take more time to write a photo to memory when I shoot in RAW?

I've a Sony DSC-F828 and when I shoot in raw it takes a lot of time to write to the card. Is this only because the file has much more data? Will connecting the camera to a PC reduce the time it takes ...
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How can I prevent or undo Canon G12's auto rotate?

I'm using a Canon PowerShot G12 camera to take photos for vegetation analysis. The camera is looking straight down at the vegetation - or at least CLOSE to straight down. The autorotation function ...
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Nikon in-camera vs lightroom jpg conversion [duplicate]

I'm just getting started with Lightroom 4. I've been shooting RAW + JPG using my Nikon D7000, but would like to just shoot RAW and then convert to JPG in Lightroom. What's the most efficient way to ...
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How much does the sensor affect image quality if shooting in RAW?

Knowing there are different sized sensors and a nearly unlimited combination of lenses with the various cameras, since RAW captures RAW light data, how much does the sensor itself play a role in ...
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How do I prevent photoshop shrinking my RAW files?

Converted a RAW image to DNG but photoshop resizes them from 30mb to 8.5mb ?