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Of course I don't know. :) However the most common causes for these things are: RAW is "softer" The RAW image isn't 'softer' - JPEG image is doctored in-camera usually with quite aggressive sharpening. Especially on entry-level cameras this sharpening is 'yelling' sometimes and can cause artifacts Besides sharpening, JPEGs usually have in camera some ...


It's my understanding that most raw converters apply a multiplier to linear values, either demosaiced or not. (The big exception is Adobe.) This mimics more/less exposure in the camera, and the end effect is that a file looks likes it had been exposed in camera at the net exposure (actual exposure + exposure adjustment in the converter). But don't just take ...


Dave Coffin, the author of the popular open source DCRAW conversion application (which powers several other RAW converters) has experience of Canon's RAW format, his website states "I do freelance consulting related to dcraw", see: Additionally on his main page he advertises general data recovery services: ...


One of the ideas with UniWB is to make the histogram show something that mimics the actual RAW data. The in-camera-histogram is based on the embedded JPG - not the RAW data. Simply put, you get a more correct measurement of the RAW data. As you have this, you may pull up exposure to the limit - as you get a good indication where that actually is - lifting ...


The whole point of UNIWB is avoid clipping the RAW data, something which is pretty much irreversible. You ask what the point of this is, since you obviously don't want to use the UNIWB setting in your final image, and hence the red and blue channels will be clipped when applying a standard white balance. However, during RAW conversion you can reduce the ...


A quick Google search for "ios raw files" brings up many results: PhotoRAW, Pirawnha, Photogene, Lightroom Mobile. I haven't tested these, so this answer is incomplete, but perhaps someone can go through these, test them out and comment on their pros and cons.


My understanding is that the convention of RAW+JPEG started early in pro digital photography (like Sports Illustrated at a bowl game) when computers were slower than they are today and RAW file tools more cumbersome to use. The idea would be that Photo Editors would look through the JPEG files to find the shots they needed. They then sent the corresponding ...


For Canon, bot Microsoft and Canon itself provide the codecs to preview RAW files, with the difference that Microsoft's supports also 64-bit systems. I've tried Microsoft's and it works smoothly, I haven't tried Canon's and therefore I can't make comparisons. Nikon also provides codecs for Windows, both 32 and 64-bit systems. I find Window's image viewer ...


been using geeqie for years and it has saved me countless hours. can't even use any other viewer any longer due to how spoiled I am on geeqie's ability and speed. while being able to view images as fast as my wheel mouse can scroll is awesome, and the ability to open every file from geeqie is also nice. its a one stop viewer that is always installed ...

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