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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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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 ...
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Why do my photos show blocky gradients, even in RAW?

I am learning to use my new DSLR, a Sony a57 with 18-55mm kit lens. I was shooting last night at sundown, and after exporting the RAW images to Lightroom, was surprised to see the gradient as showing ...
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Which Lightroom 4.3 import presets will best replicate Nikon's Vivid Picture control setting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Lightroom import presets should I use to get output like that from Capture NX? This question is very similar to this question asked 2 years ago. However, its 2 ...
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Would you use an online RAW image processing application? [closed]

I'm just curious, if there was a web-site/web-portal related to RAW image processing what features you would prefer to use on it: RAW image processing (from different Cameras) Implementing different ...
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If I use an iPad mini to back up RAW captures, how many files can I store?

I am thinking about acquiring a 64GB iPad mini and other than its other purposes, use it for back up for RAW captures on my Nikon D80 while on vacation. I'm wondering approximately how many RAW files ...
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How do I judge correct White Balance?

Which photo has the more correct White Balance? For me the second is much better than the first. My understanding is that the R+G+B histogram needs to be as balanced as possible. Is this true, or does ...
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How is color represented in RAW formats?

I was browsing the forum and found this thread: Does the selection of sRGB or Adobe RGB in camera when shooting RAW ever matter? It makes sense that the selection of either sRGB or Adobe RGB as the ...
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What information is contained in “filename.jpg.out.pp3” file?

When I edit my RAW file in RawTherapee and save it as JPG, the application creates another companion file along with the JPG — a file with the extension .jpg.out.pp3. What is the purpose of this ...
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Why does my computer show an image shot in RAW + JPEG as two JPEGs instead of one RAW and one JPEG? [duplicate]

I shot images in RAW + JPEG mode in Canon T3i. There are double images, but both of them are JPEGs. When I view in camera, I see the files size as 26 MB, but when I open the camera folder in computer ...
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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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How to properly deal with lens distortion in Sony NEX RAW files?

I have a Sony NEX6 camera and when using the 16-50 kit lens the photos shot in RAW has a lot of distortions. You either have to let the camera correct it using jpeg or you are expected to use Sony's ...
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What photo editing softwares support MacBook Pro's Retina display?

I just bought a MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display, after installing Canon Digital Photo Professional on it, I noticed that it does not seem to support Retina mode. This means that my photos are ...
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RAW export in Aperture giving square “grid” pattern over noise

I have a RAW photo in aperture that has quite a lot of noise. When I export the photo to JPEG (and TIFF/PSD, 16 bit) I get a strange square grid like pattern on the photo. Here is an example of the ...
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Is there an quicker method (script/plugin) to export sidecar JPEG from Lightroom?

When I import RAW+JPEG in Lightroom I uncheck the option "Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos" because I don't like the clutter this causes. Sometimes I do want to have a sidecar ...
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How can I get Canon 6D's RAW format to work in OS X Lion?

I recently got a Canon 6D, and though it says that OS X Lion has native support for its RAW format, iPhoto reports that the file format is unknown. It works fine using Adobe Lightroom, but it would be ...
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How do I convert/re-compress select photos in Lightroom in-place?

As my Lightroom catalog grows there are some photographs I would like to preserve, but where I don't need all the editing latitude offered by RAW. I know I can convert them to DNG, but are there ...
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Which is more efficient when shooting weddings: interpolating sRAW or shooting in jpeg?

What would you choose, if you were to, between shooting in sRAW (hence, sacrificing MP but retaining a lot more color and detail) and shooting in JPG, doing justice to the Megapixel count while giving ...
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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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D800 Previews Much Brighter in Camera, Very Dark When Rendered

I've been shooting with the D800 for about 6 months now, and I've noticed that the in-camera previews appear much brighter and more properly exposed. But when I load the RAW images into either ...
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How can I reverse-engineer the RAW conversion settings used in a JPEG image?

I've lost my Lightroom catalog during OS migration. I have couple of JPEGs developed from RAWs and would like to put few more JPEGs from other RAWs in similar mood. Is there a way to reverse engineer ...
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RAWs looking massively different in Aperture/Mac OS Preview compared to camera preview and (Canon) PictureStyleEditor

Yesterday, I have been shooting photos at a christmas market -- especially a band that played there. Since everything happened in the evening and it was quite dark, I thought using RAW instead of JPEG ...
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Why is Camera RAW changing my original raw file?

I opened a RAW image in Adobe Camera Raw, did some cropping and colour adjustments, and then opened it in Photoshop to work on it further. When i returned to Bridge, I realised that the original RAW ...
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How can I easily replace raw files with jpeg format in Lightroom?

I only shoot in RAW, but for a normal travel trip I don't want to keep all photos in RAW because they occupy a lot of storage space. Is there a plugin in Lightroom to click a photo and convert the RAW ...
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Online Storage Options [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What options are there for good, cheap online backup of data? Prior to 2012 I'd been shooting jpg files and uploading them to Phanfare.com (which allows unlimited ...
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Non-Canon software not reading custom image settings off RAW images

I'm fairly new to photography, and I've been trying out a few image editors, and I stumbled upon one issue: any program that can read Canon's raw files, except Canon's Digital Photo Professional, ...
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What software raw converter can convert from .raf to .jpg, replicating the Fujifilm in-camera raw conversion algorithm?

Why I ask for software To perform batch conversion of many existing .raf files to .jpg. Why I want Fujifilm's algorithm, specifically I have tried Lightroom and Silkypix, and both fail to give ...
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If shooting RAW, is the white balance selected in camera irrelevant for exposure?

I have read the existing question - Does the camera white balance setting affect the raw image at all? After reading the above post, I am still not clear on the part around exposure. Is it possible ...
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Should I shoot in RAW or Fine JPEG [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the pros and cons when shooting in RAW vs JPEG? I am a beginner hobbyist and am a little overwhelmed by all that is involved with DSLR photography. Having ...
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Why do I have to convert RAW files to JPEG to open them? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get started with RAW photography? I am a new to RAW shooting and recently bought a Nikon DSLR. I find that only the software which came with the camera can open ...
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How do I view and edit RAW photos? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best free RAW editor/converter on Windows? I want to view and edit pictures that were taken on the setting RAW but don't know how. I dont have adobe or any ...
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Apple Aperture, raw files, and white balance?

The question I have is very similar to this one, but the answer there doesn't work for me, so I'll try asking it differently here... I switched to using raw format a while back, and am mostly happy ...
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Why is there an ISO setting when shooting raw?

Raw files are supposed to contain mostly unprocessed data from the sensor. What's the point of having an ISO setting if it doesn't affect the amount of photons counted, but only provides ...
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Quality of ImageMagick CR2 to JPEG conversion

Is there any quality difference between ImageMagick and Lightroom, when converting CR2 to JPEG in 100% quality?
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Raw development in Lightroom 4.1 and Digital Photo Professional 3.9.x – bad vs. good?

I have opened the same raw image from my Canon EOS 550D (CR2) in Lightroom and Digital Photo Professional. This are the default raw development results: Lightroom: Digital Photo Professional: Why ...
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Opening Unsupported RAW Files

OK, maybe I'm rushing it a little but I've been shooting RAW+JPEG with a production Nikon D600 and, well, there is no RAW converter available yet, not even from Nikon. Is it possible to open these ...
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Cannot open Photoshop RAW file in Lightroom

I am using the latest (as of September 2012) versions of Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4, from the Creative Cloud. I do product photography and in my workflow I shoot multi-focus pictures of the same ...
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Raw processing on MacBook with Retina display. Aperture or other? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Apple Aperture or Adobe Lightroom: which is better for post processing RAW photos? I want to begin photography as an hobby and I thought to start with the right foot and ...
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How can I repair a corrupt .nef file?

I took about 100 shots using a Nikon D7000 on a 4GB memory card this weekend, shooting in RAW. I checked the pictures after the first 5 and all looked fine, so I kept shooting. After taking about 95 ...
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Recommended start point for sharpening RAW Images

I'm just beginning to get back into serious photography after a very long time away. I've toyed with digital, but this is my first foray into trying to do controlled creative work in the digital ...
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Is there a use case for a browser-based raw previewer? [closed]

I'm aware this might be an "opinionated" question, but as I'm desperately looking for feedback on my opensource project rawson.js, I'm asking it here: do you see a use case for a lightweight, ...
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Why does Lightroom create a new copy of the image before editing it by another program?

Why does Lightroom always create a new copy of the image whenever I edit the image with a 3rd party plugin? Why not just add an option to let you choose if you want to use the original raw file, ...
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Some .CR2 files open with Camera Raw but some do not - on my mac

I am able to open some but not all of my .CR2 files with Camera Raw 6.7 and Photoshop CS5. On my Canon Rebel XSi, if my Quality setting is set only to RAW, the .CR2 files open in Camera Raw 6.7 and ...
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RAW Conversion is better on Canon Utilities or LightRoom?

I have always used Picasa as I was with point and shot camera. Now, I want to learn photography and have brought a Canon DSLR with which I got Canon Utilities to manage the pictures and video. On ...
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Where can I get free RAW files online for practicing with Lightroom?

I've downloaded Adobe Lightroom in order to learn RAW image processing. I want to practise on some photos that covers basic subjects (Histograms, HDR etc). Is there a good, free source of RAW images ...
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Nikon D3100 corrupt files?

I am new to using the D3100, and was out with my family at the weekend taking pictures. When I got home I noticed that a few images had not been saved correctly. Does anyone know any reason why this ...
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Can I batch process Nikon RAW (.nef) files to make them look like the camera's jpg compression?

I normally shoot my D80 in JPG mode, because I like the way the JPGs end up looking, and I have had a hard time manually processing the .nef files to look as nice to my eye. Sometimes the image ...
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How do I force Adobe Camera Raw to use monitor color profile?

How do I force Adobe Camera Raw to use monitor color profile ? I shoot in RAW. sRGB is set on camera. The problem is that after I open my photo in Photoshop and enable "Proof Colors" (set to ...
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Raw versus JPG Images with a DSLR [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the pros and cons when shooting in raw vs JPEG? For typical family photos, with a Nikon D5100 DSLR, is there any reason to shoot RAW images rather than the ...
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Photo Processing - What am I doing wrong?

I seem to have a problem processing photos and I am not sure where I am going wrong. The issue is on my desktop monitor the photos look great. Overall vivid color, brightness, contrast etc. When I ...