Not Your Everyday Banana

by Bart Arondson

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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 ...


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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 ...


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"Best" depends on what you're looking for in post-processing software, but a few of the more popular open source packages you could look at using would be: The GIMP with dcraw. The GIMP is the open-source alternative to Photoshop, and has a very deep and sophisticated feature set, with quite a bit more control than you could find in Picasa. Tutorials are ...


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GIMP + dcraw plugin. Simple to use and have everything you need. Here is GIMP and here is dcraw.


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RawTherapee is quite good and "feature packed" and works on multiple platforms.One of its strengths has always been its excellent highlight recovery. In addition, it added last year two demosaicing algorithms optimized for noisy images. I tested them and they a markedly superior to anything else out there.


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You can't. Lightroom (LR) ignores the in camera settings that were in effect at the time the photo was taken and applies its own preset or auto settings. When you first open a RAW file with Digital Photo Professional (DPP) applies the in-camera settings that were active at the time the image was recorded to the preview you see on your screen. If you are ...


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Dan Margulis covers this subject in his books- he claims to have taught someone who's colorblind to correct the color in pictures! And I'd believe him. It's been a while since of read his books, but this subject gets best treated in "Professional Photoshop" and "Photoshop LAB Color. He's a great writer.



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