Orquid "Phoenix"

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No. RAW files are certainly capable of being converted into better quality images but that will not improve your photography. There is a huge difference between better photography and higher image-quality and these are largely orthogonal concepts. Think about it, there are great images made famous taken on a film camera of 60 years ago. Its quality of ...


The image in the preview comes from an embedded JPEG inside the raw file which was generated by the camera, while the image you see when you open the raw file is generated based on the raw data. The raw image data is captured from the camera at a point before the contrast and color settings are applied. Every manufacturer's camera comes with embedded color ...


The JPG image embedded in the NEF file is just one way of interpreting the raw information to make a final picture. It is the automatic conversion done in the camera. This is the conversion used to show you what the picture looks like on the monitor in the camera. They have to pick something. Nikon also encrypts the information so that you can't do the ...


When you open the embedded jpeg most applications will render it the same because it is already in a standardized format that includes specific instructions on how the data should be displayed. The RAW data in your NEF file has already been converted by the camera based on either the default settings or whatever settings you have selected before you took the ...


This depends on what you plan to do with the images... Natural Edits By natural, I mean staying true to the level of quality the JPEG provides in respects to white balance, exposure, etc. No, you will not yield significantly better images. You will, however, yield more experience in photography by obtaining a better understanding of the limitations of ...


Yes, you will get better image quality. 14-bit NEF is far superior in the amount of color data contained compared to JPEG. (14 bit means a much wider dynamic range being captured.) Another issue is JPEG artifacts (JPEG is lossy) so if you want to cut around, create a composite image, you will have serious troubles around the high contrast edges. Tuning ...


There is a program made for this called RawHide for Aperture. I have used it myself to convert albums full of low-importance pictures from RAW to JPEG. You can have it delete the originals automatically and replace them with JPEGs, or keep both; you can tag pictures you've operated on; and there are quite a few more options.


Ok - because if you didn't answer to my comment I try to give you a general, cross-platform solution. Download XnView MP for the platform you need (it supports Win, MacOSX and Linux in 32/64bit). With the Explorer find how many files are in your archive (right-click, Properties etc.) Go with the browser of XnView MP in the root of your photo archive, ...

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