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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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What camera settings may affect a RAW photo?

I know this is too general question, but I'll give it a try.. About an hour research in photo.SE, I found some question, that are related to this one: Does the camera white balance setting affect ...
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Preserving SRW files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make sure my RAW files are readable in the future? I'm using GNU/Linux and am an open format guy, so I have a proprietary SRW file from my Samsung camera. Now, ...
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How do I start with in-camera JPEG settings in Lightroom?

I'm a novice shooting in RAW and find that half the time my camera JPEG images come out better than my Lightroom tweaks to RAW files. So to give myself a better start I'd like to apply the JPEG ...
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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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Can I open and edit a specific layer in Camera Raw?

While editing this picture, which was shot in JPEG, at one point some noise got added to the sky after I increased the saturation. I knew that the luminance noise reduction in ACR would take care of ...
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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 ...
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How can I reproduce the camera-internal postprocessing?

I just started playing around with raw images. When opening the raw image in Raw Therapee, it looks completely different than the JPEG produced by the camera: (left is raw, right is JPEG) I ...
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What's the difference between PEF and DNG RAW formats?

I just recently purchased a Pentax K-r. It has two formats to shoot raw with, PEF and DNG. Are there advantages or disadvantages with using one over the other?
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How is colour balancing performed in post processing of raw images

I had asked a question previously here which though not duplicate but is related to this. Asking this one as I feel it is different. My question is basically related to colour balancing/colour ...
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Why does the “As Shot White XY” metadata tag change even when WB is set manually?

I am capturing raw images using N900 camera. It gives me DNG files. I have some question regarding the colour temperature of these raw images. Objective: I am trying to map the CIE-XY Camera white ...
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Why do my photos get much smaller when sending .cr2 files from ufraw to gimp?

I am using ufraw to open .cr2 raw files in gimp, but I'm experiencing a strange issue. The .cr2 files are some 7Mb large. A typical dimension could be, for instance, 2374x1591, as reported by my ...
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What do the different noise reduction options in Silkypix mean?

I'm playing around with RAW files in Silkypix that came with my Panasonic camera and I am thoroughly confused by the sliders for the noise reduction and the Silkypix manual isn't of much help (at ...
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How can I improve the results of my proprietary RAW processing pipeline?

I am doing some experiment with Raw image processing using two post processing tools: Adobe PhotoShop (PS) CS5 Proprietary Image processing pipeline code. Data Capture: I captured some raw ...
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Is there a way to delete RAW files from Aperture?

I currently shoot everything in RAW+JPEG and import into Aperture as pairs. I have a large number of photos that I have not (and will not) make adjustments to and it would be nice to remove the RAW ...
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Why does the RAW file format take up so much more space than JPEG?

When I have it set to the highest JPG quality, my 8GB card can hold about 1000 images. If I switch to RAW format, it drops the capacity to about 200 images. So why do images captured as RAW take up 5 ...
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How many bits of data are typically actually captured by a digital camera sensor?

In a comment on this question someone suggested that camera sensors typically only output 12-14 bits of data. I was surprised because that would mean that 24 bits of color is only useful for doing ...
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Are RAW files safe from changes?

While I'm shooting my pictures as RAWs (or actually JPEG+RAW) for a while, I haven't really have ever worked with the RAW files so far. When opening the RAW files, and playing with the options, I'm ...
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How can I resize Raw images and store them back in the original format?

I have some raw images captured using Canon,Nikon,Minolta cameras.(*.CR2, *.NEF, *.MRW) I want to change resize them and store them back as the original format. I checked in two tools, Canon ...
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Should I convert RAW to jpeg before making an HDR?

I've been going back and forth with this. I've been looking more into working with some HDR to just get a feel for the process. I have a 500D and I'm using exposure bracketing to take 3 shots. 0, -2, ...
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How does Photoshop/Lightroom get the Colour temperature of a Raw image?

I captured a Raw image using my Canon 450D. When imported this RAW(CR2) file into Lightroom and Photoshop CS5, it showed the Temperature as 4900 and White Balance setting - "As shot". When I checked ...
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Where can I find sample Raw images?

I am looking to get some Raw images in Cannon- CR2/CRW; Nikon- *.NEF ; or Adobe DNG- *.DNG files. I am looking to process them using some post-processing tool like Lightroom and want to test a few ...
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Camera Raw (Photoshop) profile for Canon 5D II?

When opening raw files in Canon Digital Photo Professional then all settings from camera are loaded inside DPP. Is it possible to load camera settings inside Camera Raw? By default, Camera Raw adds ...
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How should one quickly convert a large number of NEF (RAW) files into JPEGs?

Photoshop can do this but it's really really slow — it takes almost an hour to do 100 pictures on my machine. More annoying is the fact that I can't just start two instances of Photoshop and do two ...
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Why do my photos look different in Photoshop/Lightroom vs Canon EOS utility/in camera?

I've recently been shooting in raw with my new 100mm usm is macro but I'm getting strange results in out of focus areas with bright colours in. I've used Lightroom for ages and not had any issues with ...
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Is Adobe Elements 9's version of Camera RAW the same as CS5s?

I have Photoshop CS2, which is a bit slow but generally does everything I want. I have recently tried the trial version of CS5, and while the main program itself seems fairly similar (although ...
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Quality difference in editing NEF (Nikon Electronic Format) on Capture NX2 vs other software

I'm a new Nikon D90 user, and i was shooting jpeg till now. I'm planning to start shooting raw from now. What i've heard is that Nikon's camera profile is dynamically generated according to selected ...
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Does the Canon *.CR2/CRW format contain “truly RAW” data?

In my work I am dealing with *.CR2 raw images taken by a Canon DSLR in raw mode. When I read about the format here, I was surprised to find that it has 4 TIFF IFDs which contain a) Original Size JPEG ...
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Why store both JPEG and raw?

DSLRs often have the ability to store both a JPEG and a raw file. Given that the primary benefit of in-camera JPEG over raw is the smaller filesize, and that JPEG+raw is going to store even more data ...
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Raw Captured Image processing

I intend to take raw images using a Canon which gives *.CRW and DNG format raw images. I have below question regarding processing of those raw capture 1] What all tools(I am ready to ...
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Is there an easy way to convert all my photos from .NEF to .JPG for upload to Facebook?

I'm using the Adobe CS5 suite and trying to upload all of my pictures to Facebook... and .NEF files are too large to upload, any suggestions?
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Why can't my Adobe Photoshop CS5 read RAW photos saved in .NEF from my new camera?

My Nikon D3100 photos are not coming up on photoshop why I try to edit them. What should I do?
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What kind of artifacts will Nikon's lossy NEF compression algorithm cause?

The D7000 has two options for NEF compression: "Compressed" and "Lossless compressed" -- the manual says NEF images are compressed using a non-reversible algorithm, reducing file size by about ...
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Damaged RAW (NEF)-files: ideas?

I damaged some of my NEF-files by using a script using ExifTool on subdirectories: I copied the exif-information from the original JPG to created JPG, using "-tagsFromFile ...
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How many different RAW formats are there?

All major manufacturers seem to have their own raw file format. How many of them are? Do they all have similar information? Is there any standard?
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Is there any Flickr/Picasa Web service to store and share RAW files?

I have RAW files I would like to store in the cloud. Which are my options?
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Is there an iPad connection kit to import RAW images from a Canon DSLR?

Is there a way to connect a Canon 5d MK2 to an iPad for copying the contents of the CF card especially in Raw format?
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How do I import Olympus E-PL2 raw files in Lightroom 3.3 for Windows?

I want to know how I could import a RAW file from an Olympus E-PL2 to Lightroom 3.3. If not possible, how I could as least view this in Windows 7 and Vista? I installed the Raw Codec from Olympus but ...
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Shooting in Raw with canon 50d

Hi How is it possible to shoot different sized raw files, if, as I had thought, that a raw file consisted of all data available and unprocessed. regards Tom Turner
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Are there any open source programs that can use RAW for stitching photos?

I want to stitch lots of photos together since getting my Sigma 10-20mm. I've got a couple of projects in my head I want to do as well. However, my experience using Hugin for stitching hasn't been ...
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Can I use a flatbed scanner to scan a photo into RAW format?

I have a photograph (on paper) that needs retouching. I have an HP Officejet 5610 flatbed scanner. Is there any software that will allow me to scan said photograph and capture it as RAW so I can use ...
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How can different RAW converter programs give different results?

I've read in several places (photo mags, websites, etc.) that there are third party RAW converters around (i.e. not big name programs like PhotoShop, Lightroom, Picasa, PaintShopPro,...). So my ...
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Should I be shooting in RAW even though I'm a beginner that doesn't know how to retouch photos yet?

I am a beginner, should I still be shooting RAW?
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Need suggestions on a good RAW Viewer

I am a guy who mostly shoot JPEGs even though I know the benefits of shooting RAWs. Its because I'm too lazy to process the RAW files. I am newish in Photography, I shoot a lot of pics whenever I'm ...
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How do I export RAW files from Lightroom?

If I haven't imported my RAW files into Lightroom with the sidecar files attached, how can I save/export the file so that another person can open the file and not have to re-do all my work?
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Will converting images to DNG improve post-processing performance in Lightroom?

I would like to know if converting my RAW files to DNG will improve the overall speed of Lightroom. The most painful issue is that it takes between 5 and 10 seconds to get my 1:1 image rendered when I ...
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How do I make sure my RAW files are readable in the future?

I've recently started to use RAW with Lightroom. I'd like opinions on how I should make sure my images are readable (not necessarily editable) a few years hence. Heck, let's say a decade some decades. ...
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How do I get started with RAW photography?

Having read about the benefits of shooting in RAW as opposed to JPEG (for example this question), I'd like to have a go with it myself. However, I'm not really sure how to go about it. I can turn RAW ...
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How do I fix RAW images that appear washed out in Lightroom3?

When I open raw/NEF images in Lightroom, they appear washed out as compared to viewing them in Picasa (same computer monitor). If I open JPEGs, they're fine in Lightroom. Anyone know how to fix ...
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How can I convert a proprietary raw image format to Adobe DNG?

I have a proprietary raw camera image format taken from a Aptina camera. Its raw file format is 16bit per color channel, 'GRBG' mode with file extension .raw. No headers, nothing, just plan raw bayer ...
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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 ...