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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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Why won't my Canon 6D RAW file import into Photoshop CS5.1 after installing Camera Raw?

I have installed Adobe Camera Raw on my computer, but I cannot open a RAW file in CS5.1 Extended from a Canon 6D. What am I missing? Error message: Could not complete your request because the ...
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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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Why do some Windows programs show some of my RAW images with a purple tint?

Yesterday I got my first DSLR, a Nikon D5300. It works great and I have no complaints, however I'm having a strange issue. In some programs, like UFRaw, as a desktop image, and in one of the Windows ...
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How do I force Adobe Camera Raw to use monitor color profile?

How do I force Adobe Camera Raw to use monitor color profile ? I shoot in RAW. sRGB is set on camera. The problem is that after I open my photo in Photoshop and enable "Proof Colors" (set to ...
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How do I accurately and objectively capture the color of the setting sun?

I'm taking a photo of the setting sun, and want to capture the color of the sun accurately and objectively. If we're talking about reflected right, I understand that the camera can't distinguish ...
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Is there a way to set white balance of a RAW to match the preview JPEG?

When I view ARWs in Lightroom, I sometimes find the white balance of the embedded preview JPEG to be perfect, so I'd like to apply it to the RAW. How do that I do that in LR or other (free) software? ...
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Freeware/FOSS Image Editor for a beginner [duplicate]

I'm getting my first DSLR (a Nikon D5300) Tuesday and I want to have my software ready. However, I can't justify paying for Photoshop or any other expensive programs. I have found several free or ...
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Will resizing JPEGs result in a compromise in my image?

I have several images for print, and only after deleting the original RAW files did I remember I needed to resize the images for print. Will resizing JPEGs result in a compromise in my image? They ...
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Possible to open photo straight to Adobe Camera Raw?

Is there any way to open a photo straight into Adobe Camera Raw without loading Photoshop or anything? I am trying to use my own program to browse my DNG photos and I would like to be able to open ...
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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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RAW processing programs for Canon 6D

I am getting a Canon 6D next week and would like to check what my RAW processing program options are, other than the in-the-box Canon Digital Photo Professional. I am currently using Photoshop ...
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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 to open CR2 files that were not properly pulled from memory card [duplicate]

So I'm very new to all this so please understand my pure panic here... During a shoot the other day I had to quickly dump a card on my hard drive before erasing it and continuing shooting. The images ...
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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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How to open a raw file in Camera Raw full size rather than cropped to in-camera aspect ratio?

On a recent photography holiday I took a number of photographs using the in camera option to change the image size to, for example, 16 x 9. The native image size of the camera is 4:3. I transferred ...
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Is a RAW-only camera economically justified? [closed]

Is a digital camera which could only take RAW images economically justified? considering that RAW files may need less in-camera processing.
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I can't open Sony A58's RAW files on Photoshop CS6 with Camera Raw 7.1 — what can I do?

I can't open my A58's raw files (.awr) on photoshop CS6 (Camera Raw plugin 7.1) is there any chance to update my camera plugin manually or convert the file?
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Why don't Lightroom or PSE recognize CR2 files from my Canon 7D mk II even though they are up to date?

I ordered a Canon 7D mark II (to replace a stolen 7D),and shot a friend's wedding in RAW. But now, I can only view the pictures in very poor quality on my computer's photo viewer. I am not able to ...
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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 my camera record a .JPG image and .NEF image on my memory card? [duplicate]

When I looked my photos in my computer, two images appeared. One is a JPG image and another one is a NEF image. I'd already formatted my memory card but there's no change at all. What should I do? The ...
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What is RAW, technically?

From a technical perspective, what exactly is RAW and how does it differ from JPG or bitmap images? I'm not asking about the pros/cons versus another format, but rather what constitutes RAW format, ...
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Why don't cameras have metering modes that expose RAW files to the right?

Cameras could do ETTR quicker and more accurately than humans, and without the risk of actually clipping any pixels. The camera could then write a field to the RAW metadata telling the viewer home ...
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Is it possible to get raw data from the camera on older android phones?

I'm trying to find apps for my rooted Galaxy S3 mini that will override the software involved in image processing so that instead of jpg files, the readout from the sensor will be stored. I was ...
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Why do RAW images look worse than JPEGs in editing programs?

I've found that when you load a RAW image into an editing program such as Lightroom/Aperture, the image is usually worse than if you just took the image as JPEG. Now I understand that the camera does ...
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Best way to backup/edit RAW photos while travelling abroad with bad Internet access? [duplicate]

This question is a duplicate. In particular a duplicate of these questions: How can I backup my RAW photos while travelling without Internet access? How can I backup my photos while travelling? ...
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Archiving JPGs instead of RAWs in Lightroom

I usually shoot in RAW and have a pretty decent photo collection. Given the size of RAW files, I'd like to archive only rendered JPGs for parts of my Lightroom catalog. Is there any way to do this, ...
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What's the resolution of the embedded JPEG preview in a Canon 7D MkII RAW image?

Simple question: What is the resolution of the JPG image that is embedded in RAW files shot at the highest resolution on a Canon 7D MkII body? Backstory: With Photos and iCloud Photo Library, it ...
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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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Will excluding RAW files from iPhoto library increase performance?

Curious if others are in a similar situation. After I've gone and curated an group of photos, made any edits etc, I've been thinking about converting photos to jpeg, and putting raw files in cold ...
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How to get a full-screen preview of a cropped area in RawTherapee?

I've used the crop tool in RawTheraee to crop a raw image: Is there a way to full-screen preview the cropped section prior to exporting?
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Opening NEF files in older versions of Photoshop

My camera is Nikon D-810 and I shot in RAW and my software is Adobe Creative Cloud so it is always updated and open RAW files with no problem. But Now I have given my RAW files that are .NEF to ...
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What is the practical purpose of “use raw as original” in Photos for OS X?

Within OS X Photos app, when I shoot jpeg/raw and upload to Photos, I get an image representing both files. By default I am looking at the jpeg. Or I can choose a command "Use Raw as Original". I ...
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Does the camera white balance setting affect the raw image at all?

Does a DSLR's white balance setting (whether a preset like cloudy or a custom WB setting) affect the raw file at all, or does that setting only determine the WB of the JPG that the camera generates? ...
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Is it possible to save the ISO, aperture, and other settings along with the image? [duplicate]

Is it possible to have the ISO, Aperture, and other setting save with the JPEG or RAW image when taking photos? I have the Canon T5i, and I'm fairly new to photography. I can keep a log book with ...
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Fujifilm XF1 Raf Viewer of Converter - Windows (or even Linux)

I have a number of RAF files that I want to at least view, or even better convert to JPEG. I am on Linux (Ubuntu 14). If any software is available for windows that will be great aswell. What can I do ...
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HDR and RAW dynamic range clipping, mapping, and compression

My understanding of the rendering of a typical RAW file, which contains 14 bits per channel, is that it is simply clipped to the 8 bits per channel used by most image viewers. Presumably camera ...
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Which has a faster write time: RAW or JPEG?

My question is about the write times of the RAW and JPEG file formats. A RAW file is larger than a JPEG and needs more time to write to the memory but it does not need to spend time on data ...
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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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Editing and saving RAW files, and the relationship to the XMP sidecar files

I have thousands of RAW files that I've always saved in their original state (e.g. _DSC 2104) of which I now have dozens of that number in their respective files, thus showing that I am a creature of ...
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Why does Photoshop CS6 sometimes not open a smart object to camera raw, but opens a new document instead?

Sometimes when working with photoshop smart objects photoshop will not open the smart object to camera RAW; instead it opens up a raster copy. Usually after some effort opening and closing I can get ...
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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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Why is the image size different in portrait and landscape mode?

Today i noticed that my Canon EOS 5D mark II seems to create different image sizes when holding the camera in landscape or portrait mode. The Portrait Image size is always 3753x5634 pixels while the ...
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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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Access “Pre-Bayer” RAW image to analyse channel values [closed]

First of all i 'm working with a Fuji Finepix HS50 EXR I'm doing an internship and my job is to collect photosite raw data to analyse phosphorescent paint comportment. To do so I need to access the ...
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How do I deal with high-ISO raw images?

Part of a combined effort for "social" and "spontaneous" photography is to use a compact mirrorless camera and available light. I've looked at a few tools for noise reduction including Neat Images ...
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How do I process Magic Lantern dual ISO images into a file format for editing?

I used Magic Lantern's dual iso setting to take some photos; however they cannot be correctly viewed by my software, Aftershot pro 2, until they are converted. So far my attempts at converting the ...
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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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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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How can I convert Nikon D5100 .NEF files to .JPG?

I accidentally took some fairly important photos in .NEF (Nikon raw) format instead of my usual .JPG. I tried downloading the ViewNX program to convert the files (as suggested in another posted ...
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How do I convert multiple RAW files to jpeg in Photoshop Elements 11 without losing the RAW?

I've just started shooting in RAW. Could someone please tell me how to process and save multiple RAW photos to jpeg in Photoshop Elements 11 while keeping the raw file format (dng) file? I open the ...