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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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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 ?
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How do you recommend using the ADL (Active D-Lighting) feature in Nikon cameras? [duplicate]

Some folks recommend the use of the active d-lighting feature of Nikon cameras. However, if I am reading correctly, Aperture won't pay attention to this in a NEF file. Would the experts in the room ...
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How can I take low-light action shots?

My sister takes photographs for our weekly Ultimate league. We start around 6 pm (this is currently summer), and play till 8ish. But nearing the end, the light is low - bright enough to play in, but ...
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What's an easy way to batch assign (not convert) an ICC profile to .JPG and .CR2 Canon RAW files?

All of the files that comes out of my camera (Canon Rebel T3i) are not assigned a colorspace. Instead, all files the format IMG_XXXX.JPG/CR2 are implied sRGB and _MG_XXXX.JPG/CR2 are implied Adobe RGB ...
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Hiding 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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How do I set unitary white balance? [duplicate]

How do I set unitary white balance on my camera? (5DmkIII) Is there any app that will do this for me? Or do you know about any tethering software (preferably for Mac, if at all) that displays RAW ...
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Effect of each step in RAW image pipleline [closed]

I am a little familiar with tools like dcraw or libraw. I know that we can give one RAW image to each of these tools, and they will give us output image, which is gone through a pipeline procedure: ...
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How to emulate the in-camera processing into Lightroom? [duplicate]

First off, 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 ...
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How to share a raw file including LR development settings

How do I send someone a .CR2 raw file with Lightroom adjustments applied? In that way someone could open the raw file in their Lightroom and see what development settings I have used, apply other ...
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Why do people tend write “RAW” instead of “raw”? [duplicate]

Given that in the English language using all-caps means that the word is an acronyms or initialism (e.g., NASA, RCMP), "RAW" doesn't make much sense--unless there's some longer term that "RAW" stands ...
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Command-line approach to develop RAW images with Adobe XMP sidecars

For the purpose of automated and unassisted batch-processing (using bash and GNU make) I need a command-line tool to develop jpgs from my raw+xmp files. I am on OS X and have the complete Adobe tool ...
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Why do RAW files only show you 8 bit of the 14bit recorded?

Following up from a previous related raw file latitude question. Why do RAW files record in 14 bit but only show 8 bit of data? The remaining data is hidden away to the right or left of the histogram. ...
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Develop Canon Raw images on Mac OSX via command line into mutliple tiffs for pseudo-HDR

What is the best way to convert on the command line a Canon raw file (CR2) into 2 or 3 differently exposed tiffs for HDR/tonmapping? I would like to use Apple's sips, but couldn't find anything to ...
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Why is my camera so forgiving for overblown exposure?

I've found that my camera (Sony A99) is very forgiving in terms of overexposure when shooting in RAW. By that I mean, I can overexposure by a stop or so and when I get home for the post processing I ...
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Do the differences in DIGIC engine affect RAW files in EOS 600d and EOS 650D?

EOS 600D use DIGIC 4 while EOS 650D use DIGIC 5. Does this produce different raw file? That is, is data collected from the sensor processed by the DIGIC X before saving?
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What settings are ignored while shooting RAW [duplicate]

I have just started shooting in RAW. I was wondering what settings are completely ignored while shooting in RAW. Picture Control (Standard,Vivid, Neutral etc) Exposure Compensation White Balance ...
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Is there a reason for raw over jpeg if you have your lighting figured out?

I hired a photographer for an event, and he says he doesn't shoot raw because he has his lighting (white balance and exposure) all figured out. Are there any other reasons why a pro should shoot in ...
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How to recover raw files from formatted SD card?

I know there is an answer that covers recovering photos from sd card and plenty of links online but I need one that can cover RAW files (specifically sony raw files in my case. arw). Is there one that ...
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RAW photo preview

I used to take photos in the largest file option before the RAW option and never had problems opening or previewing the pix. Now I'm shooting in RAW. My photos look great in my camera viewfinder. ...
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Set RAW as standard on reset Nikon D700

Is there any way to set RAW image quality / file type to be the standard setting when resetting a Nikon D700? I often/always start a photo shoot by resetting my camera (holding QUAL and +/- for a ...
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NEF File Error: Could not complete your request because it is not the right kind of document

I took a bunch of photos earlier today on my Nikon D7000 camera in RAW format, as recommended to me by members of this forum. I loaded all the pictures up onto my computer, but when I try to drag ...