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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 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 ...
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Can I save the JPEG preview image that's generated in-camera when I shoot in RAW-only mode?

When you're shooting in RAW-only mode (not RAW+JPG), most (all?) cameras also generate a JPEG preview using the current style settings. This is what you see momentarily when you first import the image ...
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Should I use Active D-Lighting when shooting Raw?

I understand (ref) that I can do my own post processing to get the same effect that Active D-Lighting gives. But does the in-camera ADL get applied to the raw image data or is it only done to the ...
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Most effective lossless compression for sending RAW (CR2) images over the internet from OS X

I am looking for a compression software to work on folders full of RAW (CR2) files with the following characteristics: Lossless Excellent compression ratio (>70% would be nice) Reasonable ...
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What's the difference between using RAW or JPG with After Effects?

I am making some timelapse videos. And I have around 1500 photos in RAW format. I did some adjustoments in Lightroom and then imported these RAW files to After Effects. But After Effects processed ...
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Where can I find good post-processing examples with original RAW files?

I'm an advanced amateur when it comes to photography and post-processing and was looking for additional tutorials and resources to improve my craft. Specifically, I'm looking for any sites that have ...
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Why does Rawstudio display individual RAW color levels as 8-bit values?

I use rawstudio to deal with raw images that I shoot on my Canon 600D(T3i). I don't understand why the raw image's RGB color only displays values in a 8bit base (0-255) when I put the mouse over the ...
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How to get a full-screen preview of a cropped area in RawTherapee?

I've used the crop tool in RawTheraee to crop a raw image: Is there a way to full-screen preview the cropped section prior to exporting?
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How to adjust RAW photos from underwater?

I have some photos that were taken from a glass bottom submarine that have colors that look all wrong. I'd like to edit these raw files in Adobe RAW Converter to make them look more normal. There ...
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Blue / Green Water Filters and Shooting RAW While SCUBA Diving

I've recently gotten into SCUBA diving, and am curious about shooting with available light underwater. I've heard that when taking underwater photos with available light, an appropriate blue or green ...
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Why do Canon 7D RAW files come up colorless in Canon DPP?

I have problem with DPP 3.12.40.0. When I import CR2 files (RAW Files) from my 7D to edit, DPP shows images very poorly (colorless). I searched on the net and can't find any explanation or solution. ...
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How can I convert Nikon D5100 .NEF files to .JPG?

I accidentally took some fairly important photos in .NEF (Nikon raw) format instead of my usual .JPG. I tried downloading the ViewNX program to convert the files (as suggested in another posted ...
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AEB on the Canon Rebel T2i

Hi I'm new to this whole HDR scene and I actually have a few questions regarding this. I was trying to take RAW photos with my camera set to AEB on -2, 0, and +2 exposure today with continuous shot ...
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Why is sharpening not recommended in RAW processing? [duplicate]

I was reading this article A Simple Workflow for RAW Processing. I noticed that sharpening is not recommended (only noise reduction is), as it should only be the final step before publishing. However, ...
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How effective is automatic fixing of RAW files?

I was wondering if there is any good software for automatic fixing of RAW files, that is, a basic initial fix of exposure, vibrance, sharpening and NR. I heard about Athentech. However, I could not ...
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How do I know a camera is able to take a RAW image?

I am trying to learn about photography, and I read something saying the RAW (for example, DNG) file format has detailed information about the image. I wonder if anyone can tell me: how do I know a ...
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What's the best way to shoot Black and White images on a 600D / Rebel T3i

I would like to shoot black and white images using my 600D / Rebel T3i. I would like the LCD to display a black and white image, but I would like to capture the image as a full-colour RAW file. Is ...
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Why can't Apple Aperture 3 upload raw files from my Canon 7D?

Whenever I try to import raw files from my Canon 7D using Apple Aperture 3 (which is fully updated with all the latest Software Updates) I get an upload of 350 unwanted images ( including corporate ...
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Processing photos with Lightroom 4 and Nik Software

My understanding is that when editing a photo with Nik Software, you cannot process a raw file directly. Which format would be best to use amongst the option the plugin provides? Also, if processing ...
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RAW processing programs for Canon 6D

I am getting a Canon 6D next week and would like to check what my RAW processing program options are, other than the in-the-box Canon Digital Photo Professional. I am currently using Photoshop ...
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Does the use of Canon's DPP Software have any advantages over using Aperture 3 straight away for Raw Processing?

During a recent photography course in South Africa I was strongly advised to download and use free Raw Processing Software before editing in Aperture 3. As a relative newcomer to working in Raw, I had ...
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Action for processing a RAW file with smart object

I've been a wedding photographer for 25 years, just upgraded from CS5 to CS6 with Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) V7. Unbelieveable difference! Can't believe the highlight recovery. Just started to make ...