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You could try this web site. It analyses the picture, so you don't need the EXIF data.


Some photo editing software also add the name of the editor into the file. So it would look like this EXtSoftware\x00Paint.NET v3.5.11 And it would be in the middle of the file.


higher bit depth of raw files makes the files less susceptible to posterization during editing information from shadows and highlights can be retrieved more easily in raw files in some raw editors, the edits are not done to the actual data, but are included as recipes. So if you make the image super bright, save, open and make it dark again, you don't lose ...


JPEG compression quality is not the main limiting factor for the images coming out of camera. Also, it could well be possible to store sparse data to JPEG files - i.e. saving absent channel values as 0 - and make it comparable to RAW file size or less than that. Following aspects are the reason for using RAW files: the image which camera gets from the ...


There is a lot more information in a raw file than in a processed jpeg file (or an 8-bit PNG or TIFF). When converted to jpeg many things are "baked in": White balance, black point, white point, gamma correction, other properties of the response curve from dark to light values of each pixel, etc. Once that information is gone, it can't be recovered. ...


It is about the accumulation of errors. With a higher bit-depth, RAW files can handle more processing before you start seeing banding and quantization artifacts. You will eventually see those with RAW files that are manipulated too just later. So the primary advantage indeed comes from bit-depth. Another common concern is compression artifacts. When you ...


I have a Nikon D3s, only take raw files from the camera, and keep active D-lighting on most of the time. The purpose of ADL is to avoid blowing highlights that are too small or off-target to be otherwise metered. This is a common problem with digital cameras, especially point and shoots. Imagine a scene where most of it is in open shadow, but someone off ...


I had a huge problem with active D lighting causing me to wind up with underexposed RAW files. Basically it was lifting all the shadows in a shot by about 4.5 stops (it was on extra high). That resulted in photos that had the bare minimum exposed in the shadows looking like perfectly exposed images (perfect to edit later). This was more in ambient lit, ...


In the context of RAW vs JPG I do not think that there are any "cons" to shooting RAW instead of JPG. I think the cons to shooting JPG only is that you are giving away your creative control of the image and thus it is not just your image but a collaboration between you and your cameras software ( or the person who wrote the code.) If you are comfortable with ...

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