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Opening NEF files on windows initially open file but then change contrast

I have a strange issue with Windows 10 When I open .nef files they load fine. However after a second or two the contrast changes noticeably. I tried Windows 10 Photos and Picasa Image Viewer. What ...
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Is the color reproduction of different cameras inherent to the sensor or due to software?

Often, reviewers and camera users talk about the 'Color Science' of a particular brand of digital camera, e.g. it is said that Sony digital cameras do not have good skin tones. Is this 'Color Science' ...
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Why RAW and JPEG look the same?

I recently bought a canon m100. I shoot both raw + jpeg but they look exactly the same. The only difference is the file size. Aren't raw photos supposed to have less contrast etc? I've tried to view ...
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Are RAW images really RAW? [duplicate]

I am trying to find references on processing carried out inside the camera before the image is stored in RAW format. I am quite sure that some denoising is performed at the hardware level after the ...
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Approximating raw image data from app-less iPhone6 by reverse processing using meta data?

note: To preserve @MichaelClark's substantial answer below, I've volunteered to leave this question here and allow it to be closed, instead of just deleting it (see discussion below the answer). That ...
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Pixels and photodiodes

A photodiode is the smallest element of a digital sensor, while a pixel is the smallest piece of information in a digital image. I wonder if the two terms can be used interchangeably or there are some ...
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Set ISO sensitivity per channel?

To control color balance in digital camera exposures it would potentially be useful to be able to change the sensitivity of the sensor on a per channel basis, or alternatively to be able to apply an "...
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Is tone mapping automatically applied to RAW images?

At first I thought tone mapping was a thing for HDR images only used to "display" the dynamic range which our monitors can't show. Turns out that RAW images tend to have a high dynamic range too. So ...
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How often do I need to recalibrate using a ColorChecker?

So I'm picking up a ColorChecker. Partly because I'd like to have more accurate colors and (let's be honest) partly out of curiosity and boredom. My question is: I understand that colors should ...
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What is white balance in a camera? When and where should I use WB? [duplicate]

I like to do different experiments in my photography. Recently I was experimenting with white balance. Can anyone help me? What is actually white balance and when it is used? Do you have an example?
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Assuming no editing, what's the difference between in-camera jpegs and lightroom jpegs? [duplicate]

I have a Canon 6D. I usually shoot RAW + JPEG. I shoot RAW so I have the option to edit, but I don't actually edit most of my pictures. I've noticed that if I just import into Lightroom and export ...
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What are the benefits of CR2?

Once friend made few photos for me. Park, people have rest. Friend gave me photos. Every photo was in two formats - TIFF and CR2. TIFFs I use for editing, storage. From TIFFs I make JPEGs for blog. ...
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Shooting in RAW Format [closed]

I have a Pentax K100D Super and am just learning to shoot in RAW Format so far all my photos have come out very white lacking in colour particularly of water and surf
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How close are we to the theoretic limits of sensor low-light performance?

Consider a low-light, high-ISO, short-exposure shot. We all know the image will be noisy. I understand that the image noise is dominated by the photon counting noise (shot noise) that is caused by ...
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RAW (.dng) on my Phone (OnePlus 5) vs on Picasa 3 (Noisy)

I recently took a long exposure shot of the sky at night on my OnePlus 5. The RAW image when viewed on phone turned out to be great, pitch black sky and white-red-blue stars! Pretty excited, I decided ...

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