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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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How to mass convert RAW images into JPEG in Lightroom 3?

I have 1000 raw photos that I would like to convert all to jpg. Is there a way I can do this all at once or can I only do it one by one?
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How to back up .NEF files to cloud in a simple and affordable way?

I'm looking for a way to easily and affordably make backups of my .NEF files. Ideally the solution should be: As simple and easy to use as Dropbox (or even be automatic plugin in Aperture or action ...
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How to delete JPG files, but only if the matching RAW file exists?

My early (Canon G2) photos are all JPG, but when I got my Nikon D90 I initially shot in JPG, then switched to RAW+JPG, and now I would like to switch to RAW only. I have literally thousands of photos ...
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Corrupt NEF files

I had some NEF files in a folder that I didn't do anything with. When importing them in Lightroom, no previews and a "file unsupported or damaged message" So I tried with Nikons ViewNX, nothing. Even ...
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What's your opinions on DNG format ? Positive and negative [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the advantages of shooting in a proprietary RAW format over DNG? I have several questions: - When I convert my Canon CR2 RAW file to Adobe DNG foramt to ...
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How to interpret various curves present in post-processing applications?

Could anyone to explain me or point me to some resource which explains how to interpret various curves in post-processing applications ? I'm using UFRaw, and RawStudio.
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How to apply settings used on one RAW to a set of RAW images in Canon Digital Photo Professional?

I am using Canon Digital Photo Professional. Please don't give me solutions in photoshop or lightroom as I am not interested in buying this software now. What I intend to do is to adjust the ...
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Do colors always come out bland when shooting in RAW format?

I shoot all my pictures in RAW format and every time during post processing I need to tinker with the saturation because the color comes out bland. I do realize that changing camera saturation level ...
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Why is my RAW import not displaying properly?

I normally take my shots in RAW and normally work happily with them in Gimp on Linux. I have recently moved to a new shiny Windows laptop with Photoshop. I have imported some shoots using Lightroom 3 ...
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Should I recalculate white balance for all my pictures after moving from iPhoto to Aperture?

I been shooting in RAW since I got my DSLR about a year ago (why not? storage space? that gets bigger and bigger all the time) and I kept storing my pictures in iPhoto, but this week I moved to ...
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Is there a one-click technique to create a “better” JPEG from RAW than the in-camera JPEG?

When looking around at HDR and Tone Mapping, and looking at the examples on the Photomatix homepage, I see examples that read: Result after applying the Tone Mapping tool (Original RAW file ...
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Is burst rate higher in RAW mode?

I own a Nikon D5000 and the Wikipedia page says that : Continuous shooting 4 frame/s for 67 Large Fine JPEG or 11 RAW frames Does this mean that keeping the camera in NEF (RAW) mode increases ...
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When shooting HDR, is it better to use RAW images or jpgs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I convert RAW to jpeg before making an HDR? I just recently started shooting HDR images, and I like the effect when it's done right. I was just wondering, when I ...
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What causes this sort of RAW file corruption?

I came home from a recent trip to Gettysburg with almost 1500 photos. Among them were a handful that appear to have been corrupted, as shown below. It was hot during the hikes -- ambient temperature ...
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Where does Lightroom keep the original raw file?

Yesterday I realized that for the last import I did with Lightroom I don't have the original RAW files from the camera's SD. In the memory card I have only the RAW file and when I import them in ...
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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?