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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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How does a modern digital camera process to jpg?

All cameras capture their data off the sensor, then they might save the image in RAW, but can convert to JPG. A RAW file can be 12 or more bits, but a JPG file is only 8 bits. What process does a ...
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My iPhone 11 pro photos seem as good as my Micro 4/3 Olympus

I know this is silly. The Olympus has a far larger sensor and a big glass lens. I am trying to prove to myself how much better the images are on the Olympus and I am not seeing it. Why am I doing this?...
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Is there a way to repair corrupt raw files? (RW2 and NEF) The data seems to be there, but it is in pink and at different places

I do not have much hope, to be honest, but for the case that this is a known issue and there is just one bit anyway I can switch back: Several files on my hard disk got corrupted. I do not understand ...
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Canon 80D with Canon GP-E2 add log data to CR2

I have searched high and low and cannot find a solution to this problem. I have a Canon 80D with the GP-E2 GPS module. When attached to the camera it records the GPS data of a photo taken in the CR2 ...
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Is it possible to read one bayer raw data steam file using RawTherapee?

I have one bayer raw file which contains only pixel values in bayer pattern and no metadata.The bayer pattern is known. Is it possible to the file using RawTherapee? The following link provides some ...
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Which JPG settings are NOT applied to the back of camera screen of RAW?

I’d like to compare Canon t2i jpg to raw on the screen of the camera. It looks about the same. Is every setting applied the same way before it is displayed? Of course it is permanently applied to jpg,...
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Why does a CR3 black and white image is displayed with colors when opening it on the PC? [duplicate]

Using a Canon camera, I took an image in black & white, and saved it as RAW. When I'm opening the image on my PC with, it displays in black & white as expected, and 2 seconds after in colors, ...
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custom raw compression

I'm planning to acquire between 50k and 200k image per day with a 50MPixels (or 68MPixels or 130MPixels) sensor; I'll be acquiring the raw data (10 or 12 or 14 bits) from the sensor through SLVS-EC ...
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odd raw file corruption

I am finding a small number of partially corrupted RAW files in my LR catalog.In short small "blocks" of each image that are randomly colored - often pink/red. Any ideas as to what might be ...
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How do I backup my NEF files as NEF files from my MAC? They automatically convert to JPGs which I don’t want

I can easily download NEF files from my Nikon D850 to my MacBook and view and edit them within the Photo directory. However, if I try to save them anywhere else, an external hard drive, Google drive, ...
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Is there a list of camera bitdepths?

I want to buy my forth digital camera, and the final decision is some recent Panasonic Lumix G vs. an Olympus OM-D E-10 (of course the Panasonic is more expensive). As I have had two Panasonic GH ...
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Is there a way to download SnapBridge NEF images from iPhone to a pc?

Is there a way to download NEF files stored in Nikon’s SnapBridge in an iPhone into a pc? If forwarding, SB crops & converts them into a jpg.
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raw files don't contain EXIF but their JPEG do (Fujifilm X100S)

for many years I shoot with my Fujifilm X100S in both RAW+JPEG format. I just noticed that the RAW files don't contain any EXIF data, but their JPEG counterparties. (Don't know why, I should check the ...
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Raw photo vs raw video

Why are DNG, NEF or other raw photos look such different at first sight, no editing, as D-LOG, ProRes and other raw or near to raw video frames? Photos look contrasted while videos look flat. By "...
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What does RAW stand for in the postproduction world? [duplicate]

So, I know the meaning of RAW file in the post production world. But, does anyone know exactly what does RAW stand for? I believe it has something related with Read And Write but I haven't found ...
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Are smartphone raw photos worth the effort?

I have several high quality presets. Some of them I have bought, some I have created. Once I apply them to raw outputs from my Canon or Panasonic cameras, the results are (after light tweaking) ...
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RAW to JPG conversion with reasonable automation

I'm new to working with raw images, since the Lumix TZ101 is my first camera which can output raw image files, and I'm struggling to make good use of them. I'm quite satisfied when I'm manually ...
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Why is it not yet possible to adjust exposure *TIME* in post?

Or, more technically, why can't the values of photosites be read while exposing? As that would allow a camera to store versions of a RAW with varying exposure times ("subexposures" I'll call ...
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DigiKam vs. LibRaw command Output Discrepancy

Recently I have stumbled upon digiKam software which internally uses LibRaw library as a raw conversion engine. I have tried to convert one of the images I have using digiKam with all conversion ...
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What is the difference between raw and jpeg images? [duplicate]

I am a beginner at photography and I can’t really understand what a raw image is and how it is different from jpeg? How is an image manipulated before processing?
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Free software for minimal post-processing requirements [closed]

I wanted to ask for a recommendation for a free post-processing software. As I am primarily a jpeg shooter - who keeps the raw files "just in case" - my requirements are quite minimal: ...
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Does ETTR ( Exposing to the Right ) provide any benefit while shooting in JPG ? Or is it only beneficial when shooting RAW?

I generally only shoot RAW when shooting in tricky light situations. Otherwise i shoot JPEG . Should i be doing ETTR for the JPEG shooting as well ? Or is it only a technique that is useful when ...
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Image artefacts when exporting RAW to JPEG [duplicate]

I have a bunch of pictures in RAW format (.CR2) taken with a Canon EOS 1100D. When I view these files using Windows Photos app the images look great, however when exporting to JPEG using RawTherapee ...
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Is it normal for RAW files to have lens distortion? How best to deal with it?

I noticed it for the first time when I took an image with the camera set for RAW+JPG mode. Because, I could see the 2 images side by side. The distortion is low enough that if I just looked at the RAW ...
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Why can I recover more highlight detail from a predecessor model?

I took the same image with a Nikon D800 and a D850. The D850 is the successor of the successor (the D810) of the D800. Here are both images in Lightroom (they have different white balances): As you ...
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What's the best format for pictures in order to have the most metadata?

Working with a smartphone, I've seen that JPEG shows a lot of information in the EXIF, where PNG not as much. However JPEG does some compression on the image which I'd like to avoid if not necessary ...
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How can I infer parameters such as distance from metadata?

Is it possible and how can I infer a parameter like the distance or the illumination from the chart, by looking at the metadata of the picture ? To give some context, I am working on a chart with ...
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Why did I lose my NEF files, and could only find small JPEGs in their place in the Recycle Bin?

All of a sudden lots of my NEF files were gone. After finding them in the recycle bin they turned out to be NEF jpg. files... Yes, both! and only 72 dpi, sometimes not more then 88 kb. I have no idea ...
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Photo noise level in RAW format [duplicate]

Why is the noise level of raw photos higher than jpeg photos? I have encountered this issue several times.
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Why shouldn't raw files be rotated?

When I attempt to rotate a CR2 file in Photo Viewer, a message appears: That didn't work, RAW files don't rotate. Select edit to rotate and save it as a different file type. There are many tips to ...
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RAW Photo of the Moon - How to take pictures of objects in front of a (bright) moon?

I have an object in front of the moon and I wanted to take a RAW (NRW) photo including the moon and the object in front, thinking that I can fix the illumination/overexposure later in Lightroom. But I ...
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Effect of assigning an ICC color profile at different stages

What is the difference between applying/assigning an ICC color profile to an image for color correction During opening and processing the raw image in some studio software (e.g. Lightroom, CaptureOne)...
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Capture One Pro darkening RAW files on import & Selection?

As I import my C3 .RAW files (happens in Canon .RAW2 and also happens in Fuji .RAF raw files) into Capture One, there's an automatic color / curve application to the file itself which can't seem to be ...
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Filtering input files for Photoshop Image Processor

Is there a way to restrict the filetype that Photoshop Image Processor will process? I'm using CS6 and have a directory with a mix of RAW and JPG files, I only want to process the RAW files but can't ...
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Finding raw & jpeg files in my computer photos library

I have a Panasonic FZ1000 and took some photos on the raw & jpeg setting. On my computer the photos are identified as jpeg, but on my iPad they are identified as both. There is only one file ...
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My D810 is saving NEF rather than jpgs on secondary slot

I have set the secondary slot to save a JPG version of each shot. But it is in fact saving a NEF version instead. This would be correct if set as backup, but it's not, I have checked more than a ...
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Is there a way to delete all RAW files if a corresponding JPG file exists?

I'm starting the process of importing hundreds of thousands of photos into a new DAM system that my company purchased. There are 46,000 RAW files (mostly .cr2). We don't need the RAW files anymore. ...
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How to create an automator workflow/application to delete jpeg when raw exist [duplicate]

I know this has been covered over the years but no harm in an update perhaps there are more expedient techniques. I have approx 1 terabyte of Canon CR2 images in 40 sub-folders, some with matching ...
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Most compatible RAW format for Linux users?

After looking at various APS-C and full-frame mirrorless cameras, I thought I had settled on the Canon M200, because its size and image quality are great. Then however I got some sample RAWs and to my ...
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How to Read RawDigger Histogram with EV

I newly have just started to use RawDigger for inspecting raw image quality. However, still I am not too familiar with all its properties/concepts, and I am specifically confused with how to read ...
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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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