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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 convert JPEG to RAW in Photoshop or similar?

I am having a competition in which I have to submit images in RAW format. But I have already clicked some images with Nikon D3200 in JPEG.Is there any way to convert JPEG to RAW format in Photoshop or ...
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How can I tell Lightroom to store masters on the cloud and keep previews on desktop?

How can I tell Lightroom to store masters on the cloud and keep previews on desktop? My library is too big with almost 400 GB full of raw files and stacks going for years. I am running out of Disk ...
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Why does AWR (Sony Raw) file curve at the edge when editing in Photoshop?

My pictures are in AWR (Sony Raw) file and I'm using FastStone Image Viewer 5.5 to view them before I begin the process of editing in Photoshop CS6. When I see the pictures from FastStone Image View, ...
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Nikon D750 NEF files display incorrectly

I got some raw files from a friend who uses the same camera model as me (Nikon D750). I notice that whereas I can postprocess my NEF pictures just fine, his pictures look very very weird when I try to ...
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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 does software exposure compensation work in RAW files?

When shooting with RAW files, it is possible to tune the exposure and white balance using software, which is not possible when shooting with JPEG. But I have a stupid question: when you are shooting ...
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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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Nikon D60 shooting corrupt .nef files

I've been unable to shoot in raw on my camera for some time because the .nef files are corrupted. The corruption is consistent: the bottom half of the image is garbled, replaced by white static and ...
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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 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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Lack of clarity when my image is transferred from my DSLR to the PC! Its really disappointing [duplicate]

I have a serious issue: I capture vivid pictures of the landscapes around me, and they turn out really well in my camera but lose all their beauty once I transfer them into my personal computer. I ...
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How can I preview DNG files in OS X Finder, with changes?

Can I somehow get my DNG files to preview in Finder with my applied changes? I write my changes to the DNG metadata, but Finder previewer is not able to pick up on those, even though it does preview ...
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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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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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creating xmp files without the original raw files

I have been sent a Lightroom catalog of about 500 images to edit. I have done that. The client just wants me to send back the xmp files to add to his raw files, which makes sense, since it's only ...
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What does “linearization” mean in RAW processing?

I would like to ask about the linearization in RAW processing. What does this term "linearization" mean in the theory of RAW-processing ?
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Is there a Windows panorama stitching package that can stitch RAW files?

Is there any tool for stitching Panoramas from multiple CR2 files from my Canon EOS 1200D? I'd prefer any free or open source tools, but paid software should be fine too. I have tried multiple ...
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Embedded jpegs in NEF raw files

I open a .NEF image from my Nikon D80 in the Windows Photos app (the modern/"metro" style app). I then zoom in, and it re-renders or something to display higher resolution, but the colours become less ...
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Do Raw camera images store colors logarithmically, with black near 0 and white at infinity?

Is this saying correct ? Raw camera images store colors in a logarithmic scale. The blacks in these images are nearly 0 and the whites are supposed to be infinity.
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Why does the Canon 450D have only 14bit depth RAW images?

According to 3.4.2. section "data precision" on this website, the Canon 450D has 14bit deph. Canon CR2 stores RAW data as JPEG Lossless format. Image size: 4312x2876 CFA: 4313x2877 (bayer sensor ...
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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 to convert CR2 to jpg in batches on digital photo professional 4.1

how to convert a batch of CR2 to jpg on digital photo professional 4.1 Step by step please.
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What's the difference between Raw Vs Raw+L mode?

Whats the difference between raw mode and raw+L mode on a digital camera? Which is best for commercial photography?
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Do phone cameras expose to the right?

When I take a RAW photo on my Nexus 5x, I got an overexposed photo: Here's the in-camera JPEG for comparison, which is properly exposed: Do smartphone cameras generally expose to the right? I've ...
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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's Digital Photo Professional. Please give me solutions for Canon's DPP. I am not interesting in buying Lightroom, Photoshop, or using other applications such as the GIMP, etc. What I ...
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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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The CR2 photos I take on my Canon will not save as an image file. How can I fix this?

I copy and pasted my photos from my Canon Rebel SL1 straight to My Pictures on my computer. They appear to be image files, but the file type is "CR2". When I try to post them on Facebook, image ...
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Is there good free software for editing Canon RAW files?

I've lost the install disks that came with my 500D and I was wondering if there was any better software for editing Canon RAW files. I Had a quick skim of the Canon website and couldn't find anything. ...
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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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Using long exposures to make videos?

I would like to make a video that essentially shows a long exposure progressing as it is exposed. Essentially it would be initially dark and gradually get lighter. Lights that pass in front of the ...
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DNG Compatibility in Adobe Lightroom

In Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.3, Preferences -> File Handling -> Compatibility, I have "Camera Raw 7.1 and later" selected. After importing RAW files, for example a few Sony's ARW RAW files, via Import ...
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How do I repair “partially” corrupted raw (cr2) files?

I have a number of raw images which were restored after deletion, when I open them in image viewer they seem to be fine, but if I open them in Photoshop image seem to be corrupted. How is it possible ...
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Can I upload a .CRW file from my Nikon camera?

I just spent a day shooting photos with a friend. The friend refused to use my Nikon and used her Canon instead. The files are .CRW and I have a Nikon D5300. When I open the card on Windows Explorer, ...
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What's the best way to choose the aspect ratio: in-camera JPEG or RAW and cropping?

Which approach is better for my APS-C Canon 750D dSLR? Capturing images in JPEG and an aspect ratio as 1:1 or 3:2? (for portrait and landscape photography) Capturing images in RAW format and later ...
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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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Problem with DPP from RAW to TIFF (16 bits)

I'm currently using DPP to transform RAW files to TIFF (16 bits) files, and I have encountered some issues with some MATLAB routines I use to analyze the files. Tracing the problem, I noticed that the ...
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Is there a comparison resource supplying RAW photos for download?

I'd like to compare some digital cameras for purchase. All of the online reviews I can find offer JPEG samples (which means the RAW data has been filtered and modified according to the settings on ...
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Which cameras support DNG natively?

Not all cameras support DNG natively. That is, if you want to process DNG files they need to be converted from the camera's proprietary RAW format to DNG afterwards. So, which cameras support DNG ...
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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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Does A RAW file exist containing the full dynamic range of a natural scene with a ratio of 100,000:1?

I've just read Karl Lang's excellent whitepaper - Rendering the Print: the Art of Photography. In it, he mentions that the ratio of light to dark in a 'natural scene' can have a ratio of 100,000:1, a ...
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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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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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Is there a free utility which can adjust the white balance of Canon CR2 RAW files?

For Nikon I can use the free ViewNX / ViewNX 2 to adjust the white balance for NEF raw files. Is there an equivalent from Canon for CR2 files (also free)?
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What's the Purpose of the TIFF image stored inside Canon CR2 Raw file?

The CR2 files from my Canon 5D Mk III contain three preview or thumbnail images: Preview 1: image/jpeg, 160x120 pixels, 17837 bytes Preview 2: image/tiff, 592x395 pixels, 1403040 bytes Preview 3: ...
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How to make camera LCD show true RAW data in JPG preview and histogram?

With Canon 650D (and presumably all the other Canon), I noticed that the picture style and full JPG processing is used to generate a review JPEG which is what the camera actually reads when reviewing ...
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How does RAW prevent “ugly digital clipping”?

In another answer user Ilmari writes, in the context of preventing overexposure: In general, I would also recommend always shooting RAW, both to better capture the full dynamic range of your ...
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How do I return to Camera RAW window after opening an image?

I tend to open a bunch of RAW files at the same time and move through them using the preview to find the image I want to work on. When I click on "Open Image" (perhaps after adjusting white balance ...
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Canon custom white balance does not import to Lightroom / Photoshop [duplicate]

I have a Canon SL1. I snapped several shots this morning with a custom white balance that was set in camera. When I import the photos to Lightroom, they come in without the custom white balance. ...
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Why does raw to jpg conversion differ in different editors?

I just started using RAW files (to be more correct I set my camera to RAW+JPG). Then I opened the raw file in RawTherapee and without doing any changes I exported it in jpg next to the jpg file ...
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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 many different RAW converters around, not big name programs like PhotoShop, Lightroom, Picasa, PaintShopPro. What differences ...