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Can you "open" RAW camera files?

I was having a conversation with my father who used to be a photographer, and I said “when I open a raw file…” He interrupted me and said, "you can never open a raw file, the editing software ...

raw file-format  
user avatar asked by Daniel K Score of 12
user avatar answered by Ralf Kleberhoff Score of 33

Is it possible to get double or multiple exposures on a used SD card?

I’m getting “ghost deer” on my trail cam. They only show up on the night pictures (black and white) and hit the paint palette which turns them into color. Is it possible that a previous image of deer ...

digital double-exposure  
user avatar asked by Lee Hicks Score of 4
user avatar answered by Kai Mattern Score of 4

Does the Nikon Coolpix 900 need the exact CF card specified in the package?

I was given a Nikon Coolpix 900 (1998 model) but there was no CompactFlash memory card. Basically in so many words the original package came with a: EC-8CF 8MB CompactFlash card but now I am ...

nikon coolpix compactflash  
user avatar asked by PrisS Score of 3
user avatar answered by Euri Pinhollow Score of 2

Since we know that focal length does not affect DOF, why doesn't a 25mm lens at an f-stop of 4 give me the same DOF as a 100mm on an F -stop of 16?

After having spent some time reading on DOF and the derivation of its formula, I tried calculating the theoretical DOF of different lenses. Now to my knowledge, a camera using a lens with a focal ...

focal-length optics depth-of-field circle-of-confusion cinema  
user avatar asked by vannira Score of 2
user avatar answered by Steven Kersting Score of 1

When shooting raw stills, does the tone mode setting matter?

I'm going through some of the settings on a Nikon Z8, and one of the options when shooting raw is to switch the tone mode from SDR to HLG. In principle, I understand what these two modes do: HLG ...

nikon color-spaces tone  
user avatar asked by Jules Score of 2
user avatar answered by Steven Kersting Score of 1

Why do Adobe Bridge and XnView MP show incorrect thumbnails for cropped scanned images?

When I scanned in some 4"x6" photographs, my scanner produced jpg image files for the full 8.5"x11" bed of the scanner. I used XnView MP to crop the images, but now both XnView MP ...

exiftool adobe-bridge thumbnails  
user avatar asked by KnowItAllWannabe Score of 1

Backup compression that takes into account similarities between images?

I'm trying to reduce the total size of my backups without sacrificing quality, and more importantly, without discarding photos1. There are plenty of image formats that offer great compression, or ...

image-compression backup  
user avatar asked by BoppreH Score of 1
user avatar answered by dandavis Score of 2

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Is there a self-timer mode on the GoPro Hero 3+?

I might have missed the option in the plethora of settings, but it seems that there's no self-timer mode on the GoPro 3+. If there isn't, how do you take a "selfie" group shot with monopod?

gopro time self-timer  
user avatar asked by radj Score of 2
user avatar answered by vclaw Score of 3

How do you unlock a memory card?

When I try to delete images from my SD card, I get a message saying "Memory card is locked. Slide lock to "write position." Where is this lock?

memory-card sdcard  
user avatar asked by Bill Ritenour Score of 7
user avatar answered by mattdm Score of 20

How do you photograph artwork in a glass picture frame?

I'm trying to sell a picture of a piece of artwork for charity, and I'd like to photograph it. It's in a glass frame with lots of glare. Any ideas of what I can to to photograph it to look the ...

glass artwork glare  
user avatar asked by PearsonArtPhoto Score of 24
user avatar answered by Matt Grum Score of 27

What is the CTG file in Canon SD card?

I have a Canon 550D and in the SD Card I found a file \DCIM\CANONMSC\M0205.CTG What is this file used for?

canon-550d file  
user avatar asked by Amir Rezaei Score of 19
user avatar answered by ahockley Score of 20

Best color profile with new macbook?

What is the most accurate color profile with the new macbook? I found that Color LCD and Apple RGB are the best, at least for me. In particular, Adobe RGB is more saturated while Color LCD is more ...

color-management display-calibration macbook  
user avatar asked by Bob Score of 2
user avatar answered by MirekE Score of 3

Is there a software to automatically crop a scan of multiple images?

I want to digitize my old family albums using a scanner and there are lots of photos in them. Thus far, my method has been to scan 4 images at a time and then manually cropping them in a simple editor ...

software photo-editing scanning batch cropping  
user avatar asked by ab.aditya Score of 38
user avatar answered by ab.aditya Score of 5

What is the best way to auto crop bulk images?

I need to scan a large volume of book covers and even though the scanner (HP) most of the time scans/auto-sizes, many are left with white/grey space on the sides. What is the best way I can automate ...

post-processing cropping batch software-recommendation  
user avatar asked by lud0h Score of 28
user avatar answered by ltn100 Score of 12
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