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Questions tagged [adobe-camera-raw]

Questions about the Adobe Camera RAW processing engine that is used when importing photos into Photoshop. The same controls exist in Lightroom.

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Where is “Camera Profile” in Adobe Camera Raw 11.2?

In Adobe Camera Raw, it used to be possible to specify a Camera Profile here: However, in the version 11 of Camera Raw in Photoshop CC, this essential feature is nowhere to be found: "Version 5, 4, ...
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My pirated copy of Photoshop isn't rendering RAW files correctly. What should I do? [closed]

i am using photoshop 2017. i thought of updating the camera raw using this link https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html i installed Camera Raw 11.2. and after ...
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Mathematical definition of EV on a RAW photo? [duplicate]

I'm trying to write a program that takes in a matrix full of 12-bit RAW sensor values (that range from [512-4096]) (512 is the BAYER sensor black level--> i.e. what pure black is defined as) and ...
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It is necessary to create your own profile for camera in product photography?

I'm trying to understand how necessary are the camera profiles (own) in a commercial shoot/product photography. I photograph clothes on a white background on a model (to make it clearer, something ...
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Why does Photoshop fail to recognize EIP files?

I downloaded some EIP images and wanted to just play around their settings in Photoshop to practice. When I tried to open it, it says can't recognize the document format. The raw camera plugin is ...
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Starring a DNG image in Photo Mechanic causes Adobe Camera Raw to forget edits

I use Photo Mechanic and Adobe Camera Raw. I convert my RAW files to (locked) DNGs. I then cull these DNGs in Photo Mechanic, and then I edit them in ACR, which creates a sidecar XMP file. If I later ...
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Why do strange purple blotches appear in shadows when using a Camera RAW profile other than “Neutral”?

I have recently ran into an issue with my Nikon D3200, it seems I may have toasted my DSLR's sensor - I stupidly shone my phone's flashlight on it when cleaning it recently. These purple patches seem ...
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Why is Lightroom so much slower than ACR?

This is a personal curiosity question. I'm not trying to solve a problem (mainly because I don't think there is a solution). The develop module of Lightroom, from what I understand, uses the same ...
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Can you open a smart object as copy?

In Adobe Camera Raw, I know of 3 options for opening files in Photoshop: If you click the Open Image button, it saves your changes to a sidecar xmp file (or database if you've set it up that way) and ...
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Raw photo for scientific purpose. How to set white reference to defined numeric L*a*b value?

I need a scientific raw photo for colour analysis. I shot with a reference gray card which has a defined Lab color space L=70*a=0*b=0. I need to balance the photo with L=70 in camera raw. Is it ...
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How does the shadows slider work in Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom?

How does the shadows slider work in Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom? Naively I would expect the shadows slider to affect a simple curves boost in the bottom left corner, but it's doing more than that. It ...
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Are the sliders in Adobe Camera Raw input color space independent?

Are the sliders (shadows/highlights) in Adobe Camera Raw affecting the device-dependent data before transformation to device-independent color space, or does this transformation happen after the input ...
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Do the graticules in the curves editor have any absolute meaning?

Do the graticules in the curves editor have any absolute meaning? The curves editor (in Adobe Camera Raw/Photoshop/Lightroom, probably all other image manipulation programs) has divisions along the X ...
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How does the exposure slider work in Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom?

How does the exposure slider work in Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom? Naively I would expect the exposure slider to be a simple linear scaling (in the input color space, not in the working color space), ...
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Colors are different in Adobe Camera Raw compared to Photoshop (sRGB)

Here is a .NEF raw file taken with a Nikon D7000, opened in Camera Raw. Note that sRGB IEC61966-2.1 is chosen as the colour profile. I have not modified any image settings. The reds appear washed out....
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Photoshop color profile mismatch when open raw

When i open my raw files in adobe photoshop, a message box opens asks: the document has an embedded color profile that does not match the current RGB working space. Embedded: Adobe RGB (1998) ...
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What's the simplest way to convert camera raw to jpeg?

My camera quality was set to raw and I didn't realize. What's the simplest way to access these images or convert them to a jpeg? I have a lot of pictures to sort through for Instagram. Downloading ...
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Does Nikon's .NRW RAW format use a linearization table like the .NEF format?

This Mathworks.com article (the creators of MATLAB) suggests that the .NEF format undergoes a quantization, using the linearization table shown in the link. I have a Nikon Coolpix B700, which captures ...
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Activating the Camera RAW plugin of Adobe Bridge CC (free) by buying Photoshop Elements - anybody who has tried it?

Adobe bridge CC (which is free) enables its support for the Adobe Camera Raw plug-in when Photoshop CC (trial) is activated too. The Bridge+ARC combo satisfies my need for quick adjustments and media ...
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Is there any way of achieving cross-application non-destructive RAW editing? (Maybe xmp files?)

Is there some way of saving (basic) non-destructive RAW developing/adjustments that is not limited to a particular app ecosystem (eg Adobe)? Understandably some transformations are proprietary (eg. ...
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RAW in ACR vs JPG in ACR

Photoshop has now given the facility to open and edit JPEGs and other non-RAW file formats using Adobe Camera Raw. One doesn't have to shoot RAWs to do some heavy edits. So is there still any benefit ...
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Why can't I open my Nikon D3400 raw files in Photoshop CS5.1? [duplicate]

I have images taken in RAW on my Nikon D3400 and Photoshop CS 5.1 won't read them. I downloaded both the version of Adobe Camera RAW for Photoshop CS5 and the new updated version and also the DNG ...
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How do I get Photoshop to support RAWs from FZ2000? [duplicate]

I previously thought that RAW format is just a one format and any Ps version works with it. But now I know that different RAW formats from newer cameras are not supported by the Ps version that exists ...
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Does a RAW file in Photoshop contains all the data only while in Camera RAW or at all times in Photoshop?

So I open a RAW photo to edit in Photoshop, it opens the Camera RAW editor to select exposures and other meters. Once those are selected, I can open the image or open it as smart object. My question ...
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Where Can I Find Lens Correction Profile Files (for RawTherapee and Other Apps)?

RawTherapee can perform lens corrections provided it has access to the correct Lens Correction Profile (.lcp) file. These files are supposedly distributed with Adobe software, but even after ...
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Skin tone starting point in Lightroom/ACR?

How can I ensure that my skin tones are "correct" in Lightroom/ACR before I start my retouching workflow in Photoshop? In other words, how do I know that my global color balance is correct (right ...
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Why isn't my Luminance edit saved in Camera Raw?

I recently edited some features such as color, contrast, temperature, lens correction, and etc. and also luminance to reduce the noise of a picture in Camera Raw. But when I save that edited picture ...
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Quality of image changes drastically after saving as jpg (choosing max quality) from raw

Why does quality of my image changes drastically after editing it (and saving it as jpg with maximum quality ) in photoshop CC RAW. Everything looks great until I save the image. Comparison of the ...
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Why is low color temperature in Lightroom more blue rather than more yellow?

Color temperature is the appearance of a black body at that temperature. For example, 2400K is a tungsten bulb, 5500K the sun, etc. In Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom, the temperature slider is making ...
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Merging to HDR in Camera Raw 9.6.*

Itried shoting high dynamic range images yeterday, set up my Nikon D7000 Bracketing and went to some beautiful places.. so I shot few captures and now I have problem with merging. I watched tutorials ...
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How do I tell if ACR will work with my camera and how do I get the correct version for Photoshop?

I am a beginner photographer with a Canon 7d and MacBook Pro. I'm not sure if Adobe camera Raw is compatible with either and really need advice on how to go about downloading the correct version.
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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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Adjustment brush: How to see which portions of the picture you've altered?

When using the Adjustment brush, I remember a hotkey or button somewhere which will render the image dark and show you where you've used the brush. It's helpful, so you know that you have/haven't, ...
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What is Adobe Camera Raw, and how do I start it after installing it?

What is Camera Raw? I installed it on my PC, but how to start using it? There is no app icon of Camera Raw I can find. How to open it?
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How to adjust HSL values on specific areas of photo using adjustment brush in Lightroom and Camera Raw?

How to adjust HSL values on specific areas of photo using adjustment brush in Lightroom and Camera Raw. We can see slider control for temp, tint, exposure... But couldn't control the HSL values. ...
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Why I am getting only solid yellow images from Adobe Camera Raw?

I have recently installed Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.1.1 and all of the RAW images opened with Camera Raw look like the attached image. They look perfectly fine on my other computer, with another version ...
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Is it still better to overexpose raw images (for use in Lightroom)? [duplicate]

I generally have a tendency to underexpose images to avoid white clipping, especially when doing landscapes so that the sky doesn't get ruined as white clipping looks worse than black clipping. I know ...
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Why is my photo corrupt in Camera RAW when it shows fine in-camera and in Photoshop? [duplicate]

Here is how I see it in the back of the camera and also in photoshop preview: But when I double click on it to open it in Camera RAW, here is how it is: What is going on? What has happened?
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How could I have improved post-processing on this Milky Way shot?

Last week I went about 40 minutes north of St. Louis to Pere Marquette state park with my family. We went out to watch the meteor shower, and I tried to set up to take some Milky Way shots. I ran ...
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Why won't my Canon 6D RAW file import into Photoshop CS5.1 after installing Camera Raw?

I have installed Adobe Camera Raw on my computer, but I cannot open a RAW file in CS5.1 Extended from a Canon 6D. What am I missing? Error message: Could not complete your request because the ...
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Possible to open photo straight to Adobe Camera Raw?

Is there any way to open a photo straight into Adobe Camera Raw without loading Photoshop or anything? I am trying to use my own program to browse my DNG photos and I would like to be able to open ...
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I can't open Sony A58's RAW files on Photoshop CS6 with Camera Raw 7.1 — what can I do?

I can't open my A58's raw files (.awr) on photoshop CS6 (Camera Raw plugin 7.1) is there any chance to update my camera plugin manually or convert the file?
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If I'm editing in Photoshop, is there any advantage to using Camera Raw directly rather than Lightroom first?

If an image is to be edited in Photoshop eventually, is it better to do the initial raw file processing in Lightroom, or should I use Camera Raw inside Photoshop to apply the same settings I would ...
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Is it a good workflow to do separate raw processing on different parts of an image?

I have one photo. I processed two slightly different pictures via Camera Raw from this one. One with Camera Raw settings focused on front object. One with Camera Raw Setting focused on background. ...
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Is there any difference between cropping an image in ACR vs. Photoshop Elements editor?

I have Photoshop Elements 12 and ACR v8.4. They both give me the ability to crop my image. I shoot in RAW and I have a Canon 6D. I remember reading somewhere that it was better to crop your image in ...
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Understanding Lightroom/ACR Exposure Non-Linearity

Looking at the DNG SDK (v1.4), I found that the exposure operation is implemented as a 1D function, with a small non-linearity in the very low part of the dynamic range for positive exposure values, ...
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How to open a raw file in Camera Raw full size rather than cropped to in-camera aspect ratio?

On a recent photography holiday I took a number of photographs using the in camera option to change the image size to, for example, 16 x 9. The native image size of the camera is 4:3. I transferred ...
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Is lens geometric distortion, chromatic aberration and light fall off still as much of an issue? [duplicate]

I saw an earlier question (Why prefer the 18-55mm and 55-250mm lenses vs 18-200mm?) that mentioned lower quality lenses have distortion, aberration and light fall off issues. Has software like Adobe ...
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In ACR 8.6, is there a shortcut-key to toggle the “Convert to grayscale” checkbox?

In the "HSL / Grayscale" dialogue-box of Adobe Camera Raw (8.6) (part of Photoshop CS6), is there a shortcut-key to toggle the "Convert to grayscale" checkbox?
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How Do I Restore Aspect Ratio In Adobe Camera Raw

I have a stack of RAW photos shot using the in-camera crop on the 5d Mk3 at 1:1 aspect ratio. When I open them in ACR, I am unable to open out the crop to the native (3:2) aspect ratio. The image ...