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Why do RAW images look worse than JPEGs in editing programs?

I've found that when you load a RAW image into an editing program such as Lightroom/Aperture, the image is usually worse than if you just took the image as JPEG. Now I understand that the camera does ...
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Why do my photos look different in Photoshop/Lightroom vs Canon EOS utility/in camera?

I've recently been shooting in raw with my new 100mm usm is macro but I'm getting strange results in out of focus areas with bright colours in. I've used Lightroom for ages and not had any issues with ...
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While shooting in RAW, do you have to post-process it to make the picture look good?

I always shoot in RAW. But I take lots of pictures, when I am out shooting I might come home with 600+ pictures. Many of these pics are copies of the same motive, but with different aperture, shutter, ...
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Why can software correct white balance more accurately for RAW files than it can with JPEGs?

Why are post-processing JPEG white balance corrections not as accurate as white balance with Raw? My understanding is that when shooting jpeg the camera internally does the following steps: Convert ...
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Are paler raw images normal for a newer sensor with higher dynamic range?

I started photography with the Canon EOS M (the very first in the M series). Recently I bought the Canon EOS M6 and of course now I try to compare the two image quality wise. To my surprise, although ...
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How to emulate the in-camera processing in Lightroom? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner in matters of digital photo processing (and photography for that record). I already know that the RAW file is a dump of raw sensor data with no processing whatsoever applied to it. My ...
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Why do my RAW pictures look fine in Lightroom preview but become faded when exported?

I've noticed that when I export RAW pictures, they look absolutely fine in Lightroom before being exported but after they look "washed out". I mean that when I make my selection before exporting to ...
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How to cancel purple stage lighting on subjects?

HI! So, I shot a live band that played under purple stage lights. Most acts have strong colored LED lights affecting the subject's skin and I'd like to know how to tone these colors down when I'm ...
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How to automatically apply a Lightroom Preset based on appropriate (Canon) Picture Style on import

Note: I do not believe this question is a duplicate of "How to emulate the in-camera processing into lightroom" (I referred to this question in my question) I just want that my monochrome images stay ...
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Does the d7000 have a problem with green tones?

I recently went on a two week long trip to Italy, where I had the opportunity to extensively use a nikon d7000 (along with a 18-105mm travel lens). Now, after finishing sorting and development of the ...
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Sony A7 raw processing in Lightroom, way off [duplicate]

I shoot raw with a Sony A7sII and I am really satisfied with the results of the image previews, until I import them into Lightroom. Lightroom shows the processing thumbnail which reflects how I ...
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How do I demosaic my photos using Darktable?

I took a couple of photos and stuck them on Flickr with my Canon T5 (1200D). I took this picture using RAW+L to get a RAW & JPG image, and then compared the two. If you zoom in, you can see there'...
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nikon d810 manual WB is not the same as “As Shot” in Lightroom

It drives me crazy when I set up a custom WB on my Nikon d810 (ex. 6000K) and after importing the photos in Lightroom the Color Temperature shows 6550K even if it's set on "As Shot" Take a look at ...
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Saving JPEG from RAW using PS CC is very patchy (examples attached)

Why opening a RAW file in PS CC has more chromatic noise than when opened in LR CC or other CR2 viewers? Saving this RAW file using PS as JPG is worse than the original JPG saved by the camera, with ...