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Questions tagged [raw]

RAW refers to any of several native data formats that contain the full data captured by the sensor. Typically these are proprietary formats, and each company uses its own.

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Using Darktable, how to batch convert from RAW to another supported format

I've notice on other answers there are ways to use the History Stack in Darktable to batch convert a bunch of RAW images. However, since I really only want to use Darktable to export a lot of RAW ...
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How to render only cut out area of DNG-file using dcraw?

I used Camera Raw 8 to cut out an area of a DNG-file and saved the cropped image as a DNG-file again. I want to convert the cropped DNG-file into different TIF-files with different color profiles and ...
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Buffer size is wonky on Nikon D610

The buffer size on my Nikon D610 is acting very strangely indeed; it seems to be capped at 14 exposures in RAW, regardless of RAW setting. I have tried the following: Firmware update to C:1.04 (...
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conversion from RAW to DNG (Adobe RAW) leads to unwanted crop

I am currently re-designing by photo-workflow and my plan so far is to convert the RAW-files from my Sony camera (which produces Sony's RAW, ARW) to DNG-format (which is Adobe's RAW). I use Adobe's "...
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How do I find out whether TIF images have gamma correction or not?

I have several DNG image files, recorded with an LGE Nexus 5X using Open Camera for Android as camera app. For further image processing i converted the DNG files to TIF files using Camera Raw 8 and ...
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What is this strange light in photo?

I found a picture from my camera archive 2012, which I need explanation about. It looks like either something happened to the camera or a certain light was captured.
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What metadata does RAW support that TIFF doesn't?

RAW and JPEG both support recording of a lot about the shooting,ranging from the İSO to what lens was used at what coordinates. When I convert CR2 RAW to 16 bit lossless TIFF, what will I lose? (I ...
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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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What does an unprocessed RAW file look like?

I know people use fancy software like Lightroom or Darktable to post-process their RAW files. But what if I don't? What does the file look like, just, y'know, RAW?
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How sharp are RAW photos before processing?

Are RAW images by nature slightly blurry prior to processing? If I open them up in Lightroom and zoom into the photo, my photos are not tack sharp but a bit blurry. Once I process, it comes out ...
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Nikon ViewNX-i and sidecar files

After the recent Maps module removal from Lightroom, I wanted to change my RAW development workflow by using the Nikon ViewNX-i for setting the GPS coordinates and to switch to Lightroom after for the ...
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How to get focal length data from proprietary file formats (CR2, ARW, etc)? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to read the equivalent of EXIF data (focal length, camera make, etc) from RAW file formats, preferably with javascript. I've managed to read EXIF from JPG's, but there don't ...
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Why and how capturing RAW image instead of JPEG helps with editing [duplicate]

Often I heard photographers say that RAW is used for editing photos. I have used Adobe Photoshop Lightroom before and I don't see how capturing RAW helps. Can anyone explain how capturing RAW helps ...
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Is there a way to get smaller TIFF files?

I'm working with canon CR2 RAW files. My images usually have 30MB when I import into Lightroom, but when I bring into Photoshop for an adjustment and get back to Lightroom the TIFF file generated is ...
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How to reproduce camera noise reduction using open source software?

I have unsuccessfully tried to reproduce the camera's (Canon EOS 2000D) noise reduction algorithms using open source software when post-processing RAW (.CR2) files. Specifically, the camera's noise ...
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How can I automatically convert Sony RAW (ARW) to JPEGs as good as the camera creates itself?

I am beginner and I made a mistake. I wanted to have the best quality and I saved photos only as raw files (arw). (I have a Sony DSC-RX100 IV). I have 1000 photos and I would like to save them as ...
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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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Do raw images of the same camera have the same size?

I have a project in which I'm trying to balance load between several computing devices. These devices are similar and are supposed to have a camera segment. Device captures an image and then processes ...
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What could be the reason for suddenly changing brightness in raw image?

A series of night shots show this abrupt change of brightness: It starts at approximately 60% horizontal and extends to the right corner. I didn't notice this effect before, the temperature was ...
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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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How to exposure stack RAW photos while also outputting a raw photo?

So I have .DNG files that I have taken from an iPhone and I'm trying to figure out how to stack them and then output the stacked photo as a .DNG file as well (or any RAW format tbh). I know how to ...
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Strange behaviour in darktable - image inconsistent

I have used darktable previously and this just started the other day. I imported a raw image and when I change anything (exposure, contrast, etc) temporarily the preview I get from darkroom is what ...
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Why does a non-linear relationship exist between noise level (of dark frame) and ISO setting

According to Does changing the ISO of a modern digital camera really change the gain of an electronic amplifier?, the ISO physically amplifies signal in analogic way, so it is more effective than ...
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How to handle the tone curve (linear/medium/high contrast) and the other development settings?

I use Lightroom 6.x and I usually start with a linear curve, adjusting the sliders in the "Basic" section accordingly. The Tone curve section usually does not even get opened. This because I'm not a ...
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In photoshop (CC), is there a way to apply the changes made to one CR2 (.xmp) to all my other (.CR2) photos?

Editing pictures in CR2 and after applying a few hours of settings to one picture, I would want all my other pictures to have that same setting applied to. Possible? Is there a way around using the ...
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Why doesn't Adobe DNG converter recognize files from my new camera?

I want to convert ARW files of A7III in adobe DNG converter but unable to do it. It is showing a prompt that no raw file is present in containing folder. But works perfectly with my A7SII raw files. ...
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Dealing with RAW + jpg collections in Darktable: I only want to export processed RAW

If I have a bunch of pictures transferred from a camera, where the camera was set up to do RAW+jpg, I can click the "G" button in Darktable to "group" the RAW and JPEG images together in the "...
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How to remove the blur in the raw image(.cr2) using photoshop cc 2018 [duplicate]

I'm new to photography. The raw picture(.cr2) is out of focus. It focuses background instead of the person in the picture, and the person in the picture is really blurred, and the background is very ...
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darktable “lighttable” view: how to show only one of each JPG or raw image in a directory?

I've just installed the 2.4.x (latest) Darktable on a new Ubuntu 18.04 PC. On my old machine (Ubuntu 16.04), when I'd open a directory full of .jpg and raw files from a camera memory card, the "light ...
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How to open .NEF raw files(Nikon Raw Files) in windows 10 without lightroom?

How can I open Nikon Raw files in my windows 10 PC without any lightroom or photoshop. The files have extension .NEF I know I can open canon raw file in my windows 10 by just double clicking them.....
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Can I not use NEF on my Nikon D3100?

When I load my pictures to my computer two show up one says NEF and the other is jpeg. I accidentally deleted the jpeg and when I loaded them on my phone the NEF pictures were really bad. They where ...
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When converting from Fujifilm .raf to .tiff, why is there an option for dpi?

I am new to digital photography, but I've been shooting with a Fujifilm x100s camera that saves to .raf format. When I use Fujifilm's .raf to .tiff converter, it asks me what dpi I want the image in. ...
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Given an image how to identify whether it is RAW file or not

I'm a much like beginner level, so pardon me if this is a very basic silly question. Once I've a JPEG photograph image file, how can I find out whether it is a RAW file or not?
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raw and psd files

Can I store my raw files and psd files in separate folders. With Nikon D850 I have big RAW / NEF files but huge PSD files after working in Photoshop. It would be better to have them separated for the ...
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I convert my Canon cr2 files to JPG in DPP, but when I copy them to SD card to be printed no images show?

I recently set my Canon 7D Mark II to take pictures as .CR2 files (RAW). I then converted them in DPP 4 to JPG and copied them to an SD card to be printed by a third party. At the kiosk it states no ...
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Download RAW from Nikon D750 camera [closed]

I recently change my settings on my camera to shoot in raw. Now I’m trying to download them to my computer and it’s saying there not accessible since they were shot in raw. And they will not download ...
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How can I bump up shadows in post without overexposing the image?

I'm trying to create a Photoshop/Lightroom RAW processing preset to process 1200 images for photogrammetry. It's important that the lighting on them is as flat as possible and the shadows get bumped ...
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Are these stripes bug or not?

Is it normal or not to have such stripes in a photo taken with strong backlight? Photographed on a new Canon 700D, jpeg from CR2.
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Why does the chart for my Canon 77D show more photos saved with RAW + JPEG than it does for RAW alone?

so since my camera saves my photos automatically in JPEG and since I wanted to have a RAW version of them I looked for some info about this topic and how it works on my DSLR, Canon 77D. I stumbled ...
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Heatmap of an image [closed]

I want to create the heatmap of an image for research purposes. Is there any algorithm to create heatmap of an image ? Also, if I have a RAW image out of a Nikon D5200 (.NEF file format), will it ...
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Editor's rights to results of processing photographer's RAW image file?

I edited the RAW image file that a photographer offered at the /r/EditMyRAW Reddit sub. I am not familiar with the rights of an editor/retoucher and am curious to know how the editing work/original ...
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Blur faces in raw images

Is there a way to edit a raw image to black out or blur faces in raw images. The purpose would be to post images online for editing advice whithout identifying the people in the shot. I’m currently ...
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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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Is it better to continue shooting in JPEGs instead of RAW if you are not planning to do post processing? [duplicate]

If I don't want to do post processing of the photographs, is it better to continue shooting in JPEGs instead of RAW? Or is there a push-button workflow which will produce better JPEG images by doing ...
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How does on-sensor phase detection AF not impact the image?

My understanding is that some of the photosites on the sensor have additional functionality in them to measure phase, which in turn uses some of the energy that would have otherwise registered as ...
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AfterShot Pro 3 generating artifacts with OpenCL GPU use?

I discovered an artifact on a shot when I printed a large blowup of a tight crop. Initially I thought, "Oh no, I have a camera problem!" Further experimenting demonstrated that the artifacts are ...
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Reading raw12 file into 2-d array for further processing it into png format

I have a raw-12 image file . I want to read this using c++ into 2-d array . but i don't understand the the basic picture of raw-12 file that how pixels are really arranged in it. can anyone help ?
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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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Why are blown-out highights pink instead of white in Darktable?

I switched to Linux and started using Darktable as my RAW processor. It is great and I love all of its functions. Lately I've tried to do some HDR shots and I noticed that the parts which are blown ...
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Why does NEF file get washed out/highlights while my JPG look normal? [duplicate]

TLDR. is just the title. I know nothing about photography, sorry. My dad has a d90 he never uses, so I use it to take photos when I need them for something. Anyways, I put it on raw mode. when I ...