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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Converting RAW NEF files to PNG/TIff - why is the converted PNG file 6x larger than the NEF file and TIFF 9x larger

I'm trying to convert NEF files to PNG or some other lossless format. Using Preview/Imagemagick, the 10MB NEF file is converted to 60-70MB png file or 95MB tiff file. Also tried converting to HEIC but ...
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Why does the quality of photos shot in RAW change after a few seconds when viewing them on a computer?

I have been taking a photo class for the past month or so and the professor told us to shoot in raw for a few assignments. When I view the pictures shot in RAW (on a canon rebel t7) on my computer, ...
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After exporting from Darktable, I continue getting a message stating, “IMG…CR2 file is currently unavailable”

I'm about 2 weeks new to darktable. I (almost) successfully imported, edited & exported my current project. When I was done editing in darktable, I noticed that about 32 photos didn't export into ...
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Circular Pattern in Night Sky Image

A few days ago I took a night sky image of the milky way with my XPERIA 1 II and wanted to take a closer look at the RAW file in Lightroom Mobile. When doing so, I realised a strange circular pattern. ...
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Lightroom CC automatically adds “Adobe Default” preset to imported RAW photos

I have noticed that on all my RAW pictures I import into Lightroom CC the software automatically applies the "Adobe Default" preset. Is there a way to change this behaviour so it sticks with ...
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Lightroom performance: Differences with compressed / uncompressed RAW files?

Is there a performance difference in Lightroom when editing (lossless or with losses) compressed RAW files instead of uncompressed RAW files? Even when it might not be noticeable? I could imagine that ...
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Edit in RAW not as good as the Jpeg

I take most of my pictures on mobile, and I use mostly jpeg for the convenience, but I sometimes use RAW because of annoying whites blowout, bizarre clouds or unreal colors. For instance, my sunset ...
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Nikon DSLR - settings to compare colors

I want to compare two lenses in terms of how they render color and contrast. To do this I want to take the exact same picture with both lenses. What settings do I have to set such that the camera does ...
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Edit RAW DNG data without demosaic

Is there any software to edit RAW DNG pixel data without demosaic, and save changes directly to RAW?
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Finding the correct color settings to convert a NEF file to TIFF using UFRaw

I'm taking photos of some (positive) slides to digitize our family collection. I use a Nikon D5000 which I use to shoot both in JPEG and NEF formats. Here is an example of the original JPEG photo shot ...
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How important is the artificial light tint temperature (K)?

If you were given a choice and money wasn’t an issue, how likely would you buy one of those multi-tone flood lights for your photography/videography considering that you will be shooting RAW and with ...
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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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Is there a valid reason not to choose C-RAW format in recent Canon cameras?

With its new cameras, Canon is introducing a C-RAW compressed RAW format. The compressed RAW files can be processed on the computer in a manner as flexible as with losslesly compressed RAW files. ...
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How can I edit this RAW image to get the much superior JPG image?

This is a small detail from picture that was taken by a cheap SX Canon in low light (ISO 100 0.8sec f/5). Maybe also the (auto) focus isn't good enough. The Jpeg (upper) is much more readable. How ...
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how to send an edited RAW photo to a lab for processing without it automatically being converted to jpeg & loss of data

How to send an edited RAW photo to a lab for processing without the RAW file automatically being converted to jpeg & loss of data.
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Canon DPP 4 - copy/apply white balance settings

I have two shots made with automatic white balance setup (AWB) in artificial light conditions. I like how the camera evaluated the white balance in the picture with white paw, I like how green color ...
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Colors consistency between RAW pictures for timelapse in Darktable

Why do I get different colors while applying the same exact history to every pictures in Darktable. It was my understanding that the white balance setting of the camera didn't matter to a RAW file and ...
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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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CR3 Format in darktable

Since I can't afford Lightroom, I figured I would use darktable. As I wanted to import my RAW - files (in CR3) I realized that darktable doesn't support them. Is there a way I can still get my RAW - ...
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Why does Windows Photo App show a “bad” version of a .RAF photo before it “pops” into a much better version?

I'm shooting with a Fujifilm X-E2 with an XF35mmF2 "R WR" lens by Fujifilm, in .RAF format. When I open a photo in Windows Photo, it looks pretty terrible, with washed out colors and terrible ...
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How big is an AF-Point in a Nikon camera?

I have a Nikon D7500 and am looking for information regarding the size, in pixels, of each individual AF-Point in the 51-point AF system. When stored in NEF files, Nikon references their AF-points in ...
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Raw therapee lens/geometry correction Sony a6100

I recently bought my first "real" camera, a Sony Alpha 6100 (Sony ILCE-6100). I select that both, .jpg and .arw should be stored. When I compare the .jpg and the .arw picture the geometry looks a bit ...
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What picture control to use while shooting RAW files

Many advices say RAW files are not affected by picture control. However, when shooting, LCD shows preview according to picture control selected. So, in practice, when I shoot with flat mode set, ...
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What exactly a Raw Image format encodes? [duplicate]

Ok, I have in mind that a picture P can be represented by a two dimensional matrix A where each element of A (aka every pixel) is a vector with four coordinates (Red,Green,Blue). What extra stuff is ...
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Darktable: apply camera's filters, lens correction and crop by default in darkroom mode

I have a Sony Alpha mirrorless camera. When I preview my photos from the lighttable, they look like they do on the camera. But when I open in darkroom, the aspect ratio, lens correction and color ...
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Can not open the RAW files of my new Canon 800D (t7i)

A copule of months ago I got a new camera the canon 800D (t7i), and windows can not open the raw files (.CR2) from the camera, I've tried installing the official canon raw codec and windows still can'...
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what is the cause of halo around dark objects (non-HDR)

This problem occurs often with scenes that have trees with the sky behind. I tend to raise the shadows and reduce the higligts (in RAW) to get a more pleasing image, I believe this is a normal thing ...
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How do cameras convert colorful noise to colorless?

Modern phones have some amazing processing of the data from their cameras. For example, the raw image below of a sculpture in a park after sunset (demosaiced using IGV method in RawTherapee and ...
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Is there a way to work both with DNG's and XMP sidecar files?

I'm looking into converting my Canon RAW files (CR2) to lossy DNG purely due to storage limitations. I only shoot RAW and in my country storage (physical or cloud) can still be pretty expensive. I ...
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Uploading RAW files from iPhone using Google Photos

I transfer my ARW raw files from my Sony Alpha 7iii to my iPhone 11 Pro (iOS 13) using the Apple SD card reader and can successfully see the full quality RAW files on my phone (verified by plugging my ...
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How does Dual Pixel Raw work

My Canon EOS R has a feature called Dual Pixel Raw. From my understanding, each pixel on the sensor is split in two and the stored as two parallel Raw files in one "physical" file. Specialized ...
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Is all RAW data preserved when editing photo in Photoshop?

It is possible to edit RAW ("undeveloped") photos in Adobe Camera Raw but what if I open the photo in Photoshop's main windows and then apply the Camera Raw Filter instead? Do I still have all the ...
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How to perform lens shading correction given downsampled lens shading map

I'm working with the HDR+ Burst Photography Dataset. The burst RAW images are provided in DNG format. For each image, an additional low-resolution floating point lens shading map (encoded as .TIFF) is ...
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Automate Develop persona in Affinity Photo 1.7?

I am processing a bunch of RAW images in Affinity Photo v1.7 (on OS X), and for each photo I want to perform the same adjustments. I have looked in all the usual places for repeating my steps but so ...
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Emulate Shutter Duration on RAW Photos using Exposure Stacking

So I've been on this problem for about a year now and haven't been able to solve it. I gave up on it a while back, but now I'm researched up and ready to get an answer. I'm trying to fake a long ...
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Damaged CR3 files saved by Canon M50 and then saved again correctly

While importing photos to Lightroom I got a somewhat worrying message that some of my photos can’t be imported as the file is damaged. Upon closer inspection, I have noticed that indeed several CR3 ...
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Why are my picture not as sharp when shot RAW as when saved as JPEG [duplicate]

Newbie question here. I shot an image in low light in jpeg format and it's crisp, but when I shoot raw in plain day at 1/125, my image looks blurry most of the time. Unless I max out the sharpness ...
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How can I work around lack of support for Canon's new CR3 Raw format in the software I use?

Canon's new Cr3 file format is not able to be processed in any of the top editing software. Lightroom Classic doesn't support it, nor DX0, or Luminar/Skylum. Lightroom CC subscription will but I don't ...
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How to batch convert old NEF photos to JPEG/HEIF with in-camera processing look?

I have ~9k NEF photos from a Nikon D5000 that are currently taking up ~100GB. It's been 8+ years without me touching them, so I don't see a reason to assume I will ever process and edit them. I'd ...
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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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Process raw image to match lower resolution jpeg

I have some photos where I have processed the image to my liking but unfortunately only saved a low resolution (for instagram) version. I now would like a higher resolution version for printing. I ...
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How to compress RAW RGB 10-bit data?

This might seem like a general question, however I could not find an answer for. Specifically, I am using a CMOS image sensor that has the following general capabilities: Array Size: 1280 x 1024 (...
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What does Canon digital lens optimizer (DLO) do exactly?

Recent Canon cameras (example: EOS RP) have a function called Digital Lens Optimizer (DLO). The Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software also has the same DLO feature. Apparently, DLO is ...
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Compression-Like artifacts in Lightroom-Edited Canon RAW Image

Recently I generated a night-sky panorama image. I imported several .cr2 images into Lightroom, exported them as .tif without any adjustments and stitched them together in PTGui. The resulting image ...
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Lumix G7: Raw photos only in 1920x1440, no higher res available

On a G7 I bought used the images come with a 4592x3448 resolution for JPEG and 1920x1440 for raw. When I switch the mode to RAW only, the resolution/image size option in the menu is greyed out. Is ...
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How do I access raw photos from Nikon D3500, if imported photos on my phone always appear in jpg format?

I recently bough Nikon D3500 and I shoot in jpg+raw mode. In the history of taken photos, however, there's only one copy of each photo, rather than two. Similarly, when I import the photos to edit ...
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Why do I get noisy results when converting from raw to jpeg?

I am using ACDSee Photo Studio Professional 2019 and shooting with a Canon 80D (storing raw+jpeg files from the camera). In the past I've shot mostly jpeg files and fine-tuned them in ACDSee with ...
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Changing JPEG to RAW to use on Lightroom?

Am I able to covert JPEG into RAW so I can treat the images on Lightroom? Reason why is that for years I am travelling and taking tons of pics but my Nikon was programmed only to save in JPEG format.. ...
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Can RAW image files deteriorate over time?

I was at a photographer some time ago, shot some photos of my son and came back to view and select a range of images, some of which I wanted to print, and some of which I wanted and to receive by file ...
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How could I convert uncompressed raw files to compressed files?

I shoot always raw (Sony .arw) with my A7RII but after a year there is so much disk space allocated. A single uncompressed file uses approx. 80mb, so I decided to use the compressed format because ...

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