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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 significant is difference in dynamic range between Sony A7 and Canon 5D Mark II?

I'm still trying to make a choice between these two cameras. The dynamic range is important thing to me. Many people say that the first one has a wider dynamic range. Even DXO Labs shows 14.2 EVs of ...
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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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Why does Picasa open RAW images correctly then desaturate them? [duplicate]

I have an Olympus E-PL2 and am taking photos in raw. I have the codec downloaded from Olympus, so I can view the photo with Picasa in Windows, and it looks fine but a few seconds after loading the ...
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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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What is the purpose of gamma correction in today's screens and how does it relate to graphics and photography?

I am getting quite confused with the purpose of gamma correction and the relationship between gamma corrected and uncorrected images in terms of graphics and photography as well as color management in ...
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Convert 10bit images under Linux

I dont even find any program for convert/view the raw file what comes from my MTK6589 phone. Automated apps are unable to get the photos, the only way is using Irfanview, but without wine its hard. So ...
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Does Lightroom accurately show highlight and shadow clipping?

Lightroom has three places in the UI where it shows information about highlight and shadow clipping: The histogram in the Loupe mode. The histogram in the Develop mode. On the image itself, by using ...
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Camera Raw 8.4 plugin required

Usually I post process my RAW files in Lightroom, but sometimes I need to apply some filters and other corrections using the Photoshop. You can do that by right clicking the image in the Lightroom, ...
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What are the pros and cons of saving as DNG in camera and saving as proprietary RAW and convert in lightroom in post?

I'm using the DNG format in my workflow and are going to use a friends camera for my next photo shoot. It's a Pentax 645D and it can save the images as both DNG and PEF. I will convert my images to ...
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RAW files converted in TIFF files, using XNVIEW program

Before I found out about Camera Raw, I used to convert my photos from RAW to TIFF, using the XNVIEW convertor, downloaded from the Internet. My question is whether I lost image quality or anything ...
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Linux software for stacking and RAW processing

I'm starting with astrophotography and my DSLR produces CR2 raw images. I use Linux and want to stack series of shots and do RAW processing (curves, RGB balance, etc.) I googled and found software ...
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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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Is there any quality advantage to doing dark frame subtraction in camera?

Is there any quality advantage to doing dark frame subtraction in camera? It seems to me that doing it manually in software can't be any worse, and can be better by using a dark frame that is the ...
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Is there a Fuji X10 raw converter for Linux?

Does anyone know if there's away to convert Fuji X10 Raw files in Ubuntu? I'm considering to buy this camera but most software I've seen doesn't support it or isn't clear regarding that issue. ...
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does anyone see technical meaning in going from RAW to an 8 bit TIFF?

I was watching a video about frequency separation techniques for skin retouching in Photoshop. The subject is irrelevant, but I mention it because this comes from a decent source and a high-end ...
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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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Can 30 1-second exposures be combined to a form the equivalent of a single 30s exposure?

I need to take 30 1s exposure shots in raw at night. The image becomes ALMOST black... Is it possible to take this tiny amount of light/information and sum them all toghether and get as a result a ...
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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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Match colors in Lightroom to other editing tools

I noticed that sometimes Lightroom develops a raw image quite differently from my Canon camera or DPP (Digital Photo Professional by Canon). Even if in 90% of the cases I'm happy with Lightroom, in ...
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repair corrupt cr2 (raw) withouth jpeg prview

I would really need a way to repair a bunch of cr2 files. The problem is that I'm even able to recover the jpeg preview from the files since I only see a black thumbnail. The files were shot on a ...
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What are the advantages of shooting in a proprietary RAW format over DNG?

Personally, I shoot in DNG and avoid the proprietary RAW format for my camera (PEF on a Pentax K200D). I like DNG because it's open and supports embedded metadata, both of which is not true with ...
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Sony a7 raw files converted to DNG won't open in non-Adobe applications

I have accidentally converted some of my RAW files into DNG while importing to Lightroom. Normally this is not a problem as most photo applications open DNGs as well. My issue is that whatever photo I ...
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Why do my Nikon NEF raw files come out with a green tint when converted with Nikon or Adobe software?

I have a Nikon D5100 and I have converted my NEF files to JPEG using the Nikon software "NEFCDC". The pictures got converted, however, they developed a green tint in them. Please help me out ...
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How to automatically apply a Lightroom Preset based on appropriate (Canon) Picture Style on import

Note: I do not believe this question is a duplicate of "How to emulate the in-camera processing into lightroom" (I referred to this question in my question) I just want that my monochrome images stay ...
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How important are camera settings when shooting RAW? [duplicate]

I would like to start shooting RAW instead of jpeg. I am wondering if i need to still worry about setting ISO, aperture and shutter speed. If so, why?
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How limited is Nikon's free Capture NX-D?

Recently Nikon released the free Windows RAW-Editor Capture NX-D. Since that time I use it and it seems pretty good to me. How good is this tool compared to the other famous tools? I'm not a ...
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What tools are available for RAW image processing in Linux?

I have been taking photographs with RAW format. What tools are available for working with RAW under Linux?
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What, technically, is happening when one adjusts the 'Exposure' setting in a raw editor?

Since the photograph has already been taken by the time it is being edited, 'adjusting the exposure' of a RAW file must have a specific technical meaning (which I have struggled to find) Can someone ...
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DNG converter doesn't convert, Photoshop CS2 doesn't open DNG

I am working on OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) with Photoshop CS2. I want to open RAW files from a Sony-RX100. The Adobe help page says I need the DNG converter 7.2 to convert RX100 RAW files into DNG. To ...
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How do popular free RAW editor/converter compare to each other on Windows?

I'm looking for a free RAW editor/converter on Windows. Can you tell me some strong/weak points of them comparing with Capture NX and/or Adobe Photoshop Elements? RawTherapee PhotoFiltre Able RAWer ...
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Are there any Android App or Apple iOS Apps that can process camera RAW? [closed]

There are a lot of good apps that can process jpegs, but as we know, processing jpeg can degrade image quality. I know that I can search the Play Store or App Store and look for the app myself, but ...
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Why does the colour change after opening a raw file to edit in Photoshop CS6?

When I edit an image in the raw converter in CS6 the colours look correct, but when I open the file to edit the colours change. Why is that?
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Why use UniWB? Doesn't apparent clipping of “final” colors matter more than actual clipping of RAW sensor values?

I've been reading up on UniWB and trying it out myself. My understanding is that the camera (and other RAW software?), in applying a white balance during the JPEG conversion, effectively overexposes ...
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Raw is larger and softer than JPG

Here is a JPG image (unprocessed) followed by the corresponding DNG that I post-processed in Photivo/GIMP. (Canon Powershot SD750) Flip between the two images in Chrome. Why is the raw image ...
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What is the best free software to edit NEF photos? [duplicate]

I'm new to photography and just starting to take photo in RAW format. I haven't found a difference in quality of color adjustment editing between ViewNX (free software coming with my Nikon d5100) and ...
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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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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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RAF (Fujifilm RAW) preview on a Mac

Is there a way to see the preview of the RAW files from my Fuji X10 (extension .RAF) while I use Finder on my MacBook? Photoshop CS6 correctly opens these files but I must open them one by one...
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Noise in JPEG file after processing RAW file in photoshop

Recently i started shooting in RAW after understanding its advantages over JPEG format. While processing the RAW file there is an option to reduce noise in a captured picture. It works great when i ...
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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 am I seeing two JPG files instead of RAW + JPG with a Canon 1100D?

I have a Canon 1100D and I started taking pictures in the RAW+JPG mode. For some reason when I open my files on my PC I see 2 files, but both of them are JPG (they even have the same size). What is ...
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Can I restore raw development changes for moved Lightroom files?

I recently started using Lightroom. I am now aware that you are supposed to manage images within Lightroom, but unfortunately I moved a bunch of directories in Finder and synchronized them via ...
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Why isn't saving photos as TIFF files a popular choice by DSLR manufacturers?

Why do many DSLRs have the option to save in RAW or JPEG but not in TIFF? It would be useful to save it as a TIFF file using lossless compression. It would be a midway between RAW and JPEG. Is it ...
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How to edit Canon 7D RAW images in Photoshop CS2?

I upgraded the Camera Raw plugin to 3.7, which seems to be the latest available for Photoshop CS2, and it still won't open my Canon 7D RAW images. The error message: Could not complete your ...
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If I paid for photography am I entitled to raw images?

If I paid for photographs on my wedding and the photographer has supplied me only with low res files (200 kb approx for all) and says she is unable to save them edited in high res, am I entitled to ...
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How many RAW images should I be able to take on a Canon 6d with a 32GB card?

I just got a new canon 6d, put in a 32 gb card and set shooting mode at RAW. The camera indicates that I can only take 160 pictures! I am able to store 1000+ images in RAW on my t5 rebel. What's going ...
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Websites with RAW conversion contests? [closed]

Many years ago, back in the days when I didn't own a DSLR, I found some website which regularly posted random RAW photos for contestants to convert/develop (or whatever it is called in English). ...
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Am I permanently altering my NEF/raw files if I save changes in Nikon ViewNX 2?

When editing the NEF (Nikon raw files) with Nikon's ViewNX 2 software, after modifying things like exposure and white balance, I have the ability to save the NEF file or "Save As" a new filename. ...
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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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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 ...