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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Suddenly I had NEF jpg. files!! How is that possible

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. Have no idea ...
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How to mass convert RAW images into JPEG in Lightroom 3?

I have 1000 raw photos that I would like to convert all to jpg. Is there a way I can do this all at once or can I only do it one by one?
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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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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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What information is contained in “filename.jpg.out.pp3” file?

When I edit my RAW file in RawTherapee and save it as JPG, the application creates another companion file along with the JPG — a file with the extension .jpg.out.pp3. What is the purpose of this file?...
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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 can I repair a corrupt .nef file?

I took about 100 shots using a Nikon D7000 on a 4GB memory card this weekend, shooting in RAW. I checked the pictures after the first 5 and all looked fine, so I kept shooting. After taking about 95 ...
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How do I find raw files corresponding to selected JPEGS

I shoot RAW + JPEG on fujifilm cameras and 90% of the time I'm fully content with my jpeg images but a few could use some editing. To save time I would like to cull my photos into three categories: ...
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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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Why does my Lightroom/Photoshop preview change after loading?

Everybody who is using Lightroom probably has seen this. After importing RAW files, Lightroom shows a preview, but contrast and color of the preview change after a few short seconds to a slightly ...
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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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Opening NEF files on windows initially open fine 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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Why are photos on my Nikon D3200 brighter on the LCD screen than on my computer?

When I snap a picture on my camera, in RAW+JPEG FINE mode, the camera shows me a bright photo, but when I watch it on my computer it becomes darker (less bright than on camera). It's not a software ...
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Why are my NEF photos unusually dark in RawTherapee?

I've just started using RAW/NEF files and came across this problem with dark images. I've been reading a bit and I know that an application I open my NEFs with must do some processing to show what ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to do contrast stretch only on blue channel in Darktable in a simmilar way like IMADJUST (Matlab: 1% saturation)?

I am trying to enhance a picture only on blue channel stretching the histogram. I know its possible to do it manually, but I want to apply it to several picture and it should be based on the ...
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RAW to TIFF or PSD 16bit loses color depth

I was under the impression 16 bits would keep the same depth. But for my great shock I have noticed that there is a considerable lost of depth. Testing with a Canon Mark II raw and using both ...
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Can I recover deleted images from Capture One's proxy files?

I lost some of my RAW files and I am unable to recover them. Is it possible to somehow at least recover JPEGs from Capture One's proxy files?
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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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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 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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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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Will I lose image quality by adjusting white balance in post processing?

I understand that if I shoot in RAW, post processing software like Lightroom is capable of adjusting colour temperature and tint to my desire. Will I lose any image quality in process? Or is it as ...
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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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How to delete JPG files, but only if the matching RAW file exists?

My early (Canon G2) photos are all JPG, but when I got my Nikon D90 I initially shot in JPG, then switched to RAW+JPG, and now I would like to switch to RAW only. I have literally thousands of photos ...
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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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How does one actually *use* a dark frame?

All of my images were shot RAW, but jpg versions are below for context. I'm brand new to this and have taken the three images according to info I found online. My first problem is that my picture of ...
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Good examples of RAW's advantages over JPEG?

I'm curious to see some real examples of where simply capturing the same photo in RAW (and being processed by someone who can do it justice) has significantly improved the photo at the end of the ...
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How to convert uncompressed FujiFilm raw to compressed raf?

RAF files from older 16-megapixel X-trans cameras are about 30MB. Compressed RAF files from newer 24-megapixel cameras are about 20MB. Given the size savings, it would be nice if uncompressed files ...
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How to process DSLR RAW files for display on modern HDR-capable TVs & computer monitors? (actual 10bit/ch or 12bit/ch dynamic range)

10bit/ch display panels are becoming common. The latest generation UHD TVs can display 10bit/ch, some consumer TVs have as high as 1000nit output. Very recently HDR computer monitors have (finally) ...
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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 histogram of an image depends on the software that opened it?

If I open a raw image in Photoshop and Paintshop pro their histograms and their look is different. However, if I open a Jpeg image in both Software, then their histogram and look is the same. What ...
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How to edit my RAW photo to make the stars come out more?

I've been taken night photography photos with my Sony A6000 in RAW+JPEG. There should be a lot more potential in RAW, but I can't make it look as visually pleasing as the JPEG. In particular, the ...
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Why not make HDR from a single RAW automatically?

My understanding is that a decent DSLR captures a wider dynamic range than any JPEG can represent. The entire range is recorded in the RAW file. The dynamic range is a property of every camera; it's ...
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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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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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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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Recover broken images that are corrupt

I had some issues with my computer and sent it out for repairs to a reputable dealer. So far everything came back perfect. I sent it in to be cleaned up and to try and recover some photos that were ...
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How do I fix RAW images that appear washed out in Lightroom3?

When I open raw/NEF images in Lightroom, they appear washed out as compared to viewing them in Picasa (same computer monitor). If I open JPEGs, they're fine in Lightroom. Anyone know how to fix this?...
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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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switched to RAW and seeing ugly light bands in Lightroom

I am used to working mostly with jpeg, but I switched to RAW and in my shoot today I see a lot of problems in night shots. notice how the purple sky has waves of color boundary rings. I am shooting ...
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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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