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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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Quality of image changes drastically after saving as jpg (choosing max quality) from raw

Why does quality of my image changes drastically after editing it (and saving it as jpg with maximum quality ) in photoshop CC RAW. Everything looks great until I save the image. Comparison of the ...
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Why am I am seeing rings (banding) instead of smooth graduation in my sunrise pictures?

Below is a screen capture crop from Potoshop of an unaltered raw photo from my full frame Canon 6D taken with the new Canon 16-35 f4 L at 16mm, ISO 100, f22. I am seeing rings where I am expecting a ...
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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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Why can't I open NEF files I downloaded to a thumb drive?

I am having a problem opening raw images from my Nikon D610 on my computer. Some background: I was traveling and was only able to use my wife's laptop (Windows) to download image files (.nef format) ...
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What exactly does DRO do, and how does it work?

My Sony Alpha 77 has a DRO mode, which is on by default and I have been using it most of the time. I understand that it aims to improve dynamic range much like HDR, without actually needing multiple ...
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Podcast Cover Art Help! [closed]

My Photographer Shot in Raw with 885 × 1024 dimensions. I need this for a podcast cover at 1,400 x 1400 pixels -3,000 x 3000. Please help?
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What makes RAW formats better for manipulation than JPEGs or PNGs [duplicate]

So I've seen everyone saying that RAW format is much better for manipulation in photo editing applications like Lightroom than JPEGs or PNGs. While I read some posts here like this and this, I'm ...
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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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What's the point of capturing 14 bit images and editing on 8 bit monitors?

I am bit confused. If my DSLR is capturing 14 bit image while shooting RAW. Don't I need a 14 bit monitor also to take full advantage of capturing in RAW? Whats the point of capturing an image in 14 ...
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How do I install raw drivers for my Panasonic LX100 on Windows 10?

I can't seem to find RW2 codec support for my Panasonic LX100 for Windows 10 anywhere. Or, rather, everywhere I can find drivers that might work don't seem to support Windows 10. Has anyone found a ...
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Viewing thumbnails of RAW, DNG, PSD, TIFF, and other files in Windows 7

I am curious if there is a way to see thumbnails for more than the default file types (i.e. GIF, JPG, BMP, PNG) in Windows 7. I tend to use other formats like DNG, CRW, CR2, TIFF, etc., and sadly, ...
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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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Did the Canon Raw format change in 70D?

Have there been any change in Canon's RAW (CR2) format in the Canon EOS 70D camera, comparing to older models like the EOS 60D? I could not open the 70D RAW files in Photoshop on a friend's computer, ...
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How can I capture RAW files with an iPhone?

With iOS 10 coming to iPhones starting today, I am wondering how exactly RAW capture works with the new OS. Are RAW files available only in third party apps that add that capability, or does the built ...
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What are the pros and cons when shooting in RAW vs JPEG?

In general shooting in RAW format uses a lot more file storage than JPEG. What am I gaining when shooting RAW? Besides file size are there any downsides to shooting RAW?
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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 do my in-camera effects seem to have been applied to RAW?

I probably don't exactly understand the nuances of RAW. In my Olympus OM-D EM-10 I sometimes play around with some of the crazy effects that the camera can apply to the image. I would have thought ...
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What processing is done on RAW files in the camera?

Recently I came across a debate about whether it's fair to call RAW 'unprocessed' or 'unaltered' sensor data of a DSLR. As far as I know, the analog sensor data is processed into a digital RAW file ...
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Can I save extremely washed out images in post-production?

I shot a ton of pics today, and trying out Auto vs Aperture settings on my D5200, I did not realize that the ISO was set to the outrageous number it was. I got home to find that about 1/2 the shots I ...
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While shooting in RAW, do you have to post-process it to make the picture look good?

I always shoot in RAW. But I take lots of pictures, when I am out shooting I might come home with 600+ pictures. Many of these pics are copies of the same motive, but with different aperture, shutter, ...
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Quality of JPEG directly from RAW+JPEG versus JPEG embedded in RAW of RAW+JPEG?

When I use ImageMagick's identify command to look at the quality of the JPEG from my camera's RAW+JPEG mode, I see 95. When I use the same to look at the JPEG preview that has been directly extracted ...
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Why I am getting only solid yellow images from Adobe Camera Raw?

I have recently installed Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.1.1 and all of the RAW images opened with Camera Raw look like the attached image. They look perfectly fine on my other computer, with another version ...
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Pixels and Subpixels usage in TIFF and RAW

The first answer to this question says that when saving images in TIFF, each pixel holds three colors' data and because of that, the file is larger... and RAW only hold monochrome data in each ...
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What is lost when RAW is exported to TIFF for editing?

Is anything lost when you export from (Canon) RAW files to TIFF? For context: I backup and archive my RAW files, and keep a separate (Aperture) library for exported JPEGs. So far my workflow has been ...
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What range of the electromagnetic spectrum will a .RAW image generally encompass?

I believe that most cameras contain an infra-red filter, thereby capturing mostly the RGB spectrum only. Perhaps by taking out that filter (or buying a NIR camera) one can see more of the spectrum (...
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Sony A7 raw processing in Lightroom, way off [duplicate]

I shoot raw with a Sony A7sII and I am really satisfied with the results of the image previews, until I import them into Lightroom. Lightroom shows the processing thumbnail which reflects how I ...
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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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Can I simplify my workflow by shooting in Adobe RAW? [duplicate]

One thing I don't fully understand is why, when I take a photo with a Nikon and import it in Lightroom, the colors immediately appear desaturated and visibly different than what it looked like in the ...
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Does changing the WB in post-processing affect noise?

I have a friend who took some macro photos of snowflakes with the WB preset to "Cloudy", but lighted from an 11-watt flourescent bulb. Snowflakes look more pleasing with a blue tint, rather than "warm"...
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Why does my Lightroom/Photoshop preview change after loading?

Everybody who is using Lightroom probably has seen this: You have imported RAW files. Lightroom shows a preview, but contrast and color of the preview change after a few short seconds to a slightly ...
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Good examples of RAW's advantages over JPEG?

I'm curious to see some real examples of where simply capturing the same photo in RAW (and being processed by someone who can do it justice) has significantly improved the photo at the end of the ...
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.NEF Raw files open in Black and White

I recently went flying with a friend and took my Nikon D3300 DSLR up with me to get some aerial shots. As I'm still learning I set the camera to RAW+JPEG so I had some pics and could also have a mess ...
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Full well capacity

As I understood, the full well capacity is the maximum number of charges(photoelectrons) that can be stored in a pixel before a leakage to adjacent pixels and causing problems like blooming. In some ...
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What's the cost of adjusting exposure of a RAW picture in post-process?

I wonder that if I increase the exposure of a RAW in some software, say, Lightroom, what do I lose in the image. I know that this is related to how is increase of exposure achieved, here in a few ...
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Nikon RAW image processing in non-Nikon software

I love Adobe Lightroom, the workflow, the interface, the whole package. However, as a Nikon owner never did I manage to get the colors to look as good as after processing with Capture NX. No doubt ...
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How to emulate the in-camera processing in Lightroom? [duplicate]

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 to it. My ...
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Why isn't Digikam 4.4 showing previews of RAW images?

I'm using Digikam to organzie my photos and use the direct import from my Nikon camera. Using JPEG pictures, I can select some of them by the preview and import pictures selectively into different ...
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getting photos from “Photos” app on Macbook to Lightroom [duplicate]

Is this possible? I was planning to just import my SD card and import that way, but somehow the files got deleted off my card. I am able to drag the pictures from "Photos" (Mac) onto my desktop and go ...
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Is it overkill using Cinestyle with RAW photos?

I did a CGI course at uni and we were told about the wonders of Cinestyle when filming. Of course ever since then I've been using it for both filming and photos on my own camera, but a friend who is a ...
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How do I get Adobe Camera RAW to read the the in-camera settings from Nikon raw .NEF files?

I dislike the losing of camera settings when I shoot in raw (.NEF) in nikon. The colors become dimmed and the camera noise reduction is removed , so the the photos look very noisy compared with ...
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Separating images from one multiple exposure image on Nikon camera

By mistake, I have images that have dual exposures superimposed in Nikon RAW format. These exposures were 2 seconds apart, so, it needs to be separated. Is there any way to separate these exposures ...
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How to identify slide/negative scanners that produce RAW files?

I'm looking for a 35mm slide and negative scanner that can give me raw files like my camera does. I have a ancient Polaroid SprintScan 35, and it's frustrating to use. Back then, there weren't raw ...
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multiple xmp versions of same raw file?

I've come to the inescapable conclusion that RAW is the way to go and I've run into a small problem. I know this can be done, but I can't remember how. I want to save different versions of the raw ...
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Why do some of my RAW files get “broken”, with narrow solid black horizontal lines?

I shot a lot of photos during my summer vacation. Traveling during daytime, with little time to edit or review photos I often copied and erased my memory cards at nights so I could be ready for next ...
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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 ...
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Sum of pixel values more than incident photons

I'm getting efficiency more than 100% for my camera in ISOs higher than 6400. Under what circumstances does one get more pixel values than the number of incident photons (photon detection efficiency ...
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dcraw command for 14 bit raw image

I'm using "-4 -D -T" to transform a 14 bit raw image (.nef) to a linear unprocessed tiff image. Is it the correct command? Does the command differ for 12 bit or 16 bit image?
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Best software for upsampling to about 2x?

I have some high-quality RAW files I've processed (some cropping, contrast adjustment, etc.). I need to have them printable at about twice the size I get with the ppi set to 240. I've been looking ...
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Getting raw data of each frame from DSLR video capture [closed]

I want to use a DSLR pro Nikon D3s to record a video and extract the raw data of each frame (like the raw data out of RAW image). So if I record with 24 fps, then I would practically have 24 images (...
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Recover broken images that are corrupt

I had some issues with my computer and sent it out for repairs to a reputable dealer. So far everything came back perfect. I sent it in to be cleaned up and to try and recover some photos that were ...