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You can't view a RAW image, because a RAW file is not an image, it is a set of monochrome luminance values. When the data is converted to RGB using demosaicing certain settings such as contrast, saturation, etc. are applied. There has to be a value for those settings. You are much better off learning to use the histogram (also drawn from the JPEG preview) to ...


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The ISO standard, as explained in this document produced by X-Rite, a company that produces hardware and software used for color calibration, is to view prints in light that is at D50 (full spectrum centered at 5,000K) in terms of color temperature. In terms of intensity, around 2,000 lux (roughly equivalent to an overcast day) should be used for color ...


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You are almost certainly seeing a JPEG preview file. Even if you only save RAW files, the vast majority of cameras generate a preview or thumbnail JPEG and that is what you see on the LCD on the back of your camera. RAW files contain monochromatic luminance values for each photosite. Since the sensor is masked with a pattern of filters that allow different ...


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It depends on the camera, but generally the JPEG is shown and the histograms correspond to the JPEG as well. RAW isn't actually an image file, it is sensor data. Without further image processing it can't be displayed as a particularly meaningful image since it would lack color information and would not be true black and white either due to color filters on ...


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You can use Magic Lantern to display RAW histogram in live view and image review. Head over to http://www.magiclantern.fm and download the version available for your camera. The installation instructions are different for each camera and can be found in their forums. In order to view RAW histogram in the preview, you could shoot with the technicolor ...


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I like the general advice of learning by using only manual mode. However, automatic mode wasn't the cause of any problems with this particular picture. The basic problem is that this scene has a very wide dynamic range, which is pretty much true any time the light sources illuminating the scene also appear in the picture. This is no different from the sun ...


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If you want to take the same shot again but make it brighter, you need to leave Auto mode and select one of the manual modes - in fact, with tricky light conditions like this, you will probably need full Manual (M) mode - your camera's manual is the best place to learn how to use it. Don't be afraid to experiment. The automatic modes will be confused by the ...


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this is hard to do without RAW postprocessing. You want more dynamic range than the usual jpeg conversion assumes. Your shot is well exposed for the lights. If you shoot 2 stops longer, which is needed to bring forth the road, you blow the lights, so much that even the halos around the lights saturate and it looks weird. If you instead process the ...


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Your best option is probably using the "Neutral" picture style, this will apply minimum processing with a flat tone curve and no sharpening. This will give you the closest thing to a raw histogram available in-camera but it will make the jpeg look dull and lifeless - so you'll lose the ability to use the jpeg and preview for anything except judging focus.


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RAW is a data format. It is not an image. Anything you see in the preview is an image. If you shoot JPEG, the choice is obvious. If you shoot RAW. what you see is the data transformed into an image by the camera processor and stored for convenience as an embedded JPEG in the file. As for your question, you see, it does not matter. Whichever one is being ...


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As already answered, it depends of the camera (I know mine is using the jpg because if I shoot in raw only, the preview isn't available). If you really want to know, you may test it easily: take two easy to tell apart picture (ie one of the sky and one of the ground) transfer the jpg files to your computer rename each of them with the name of the other ...


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It is really an artistic choice. The standard environment for lab color is as Michael Clark described, but display of a print and the gallery conditions can also be altered to whatever conditions you think best fit the print. Paper selection, light color or colors, framing and matte options, angle of display, size of display, printing technique, color, ...



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