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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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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how to set Sony a7rii to save as raw, not jpg

I can't find out how to set a Sony a7rii to save as raw, not jpg. The hard copy manual doesn't help, and I haven't found out anything on Google either. Help appreciated.
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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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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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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 automatically apply a Lightroom Preset based on appropriate (Canon) Picture Style on import

Note: I do not believe this question is a duplicate of "How to emulate the in-camera processing into lightroom" (I referred to this question in my question) I just want that my monochrome images stay ...
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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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Why is there an ISO setting when shooting raw?

Raw files are supposed to contain mostly unprocessed data from the sensor. What's the point of having an ISO setting if it doesn't affect the amount of photons counted, but only provides amplification?...
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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 to smooth gradient of an overexposed sky on a raw file?

I'm editing a back-lighted portrait. Sky backwards it's mostly overexposed, but some information was preserved on the upper left corner of the frame. I shooted on both JPG and RAW (canon's CR2) This ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to convert JPEG to RAW in Photoshop or similar?

I am having a competition in which I have to submit images in RAW format. But I have already clicked some images with Nikon D3200 in JPEG.Is there any way to convert JPEG to RAW format in Photoshop or ...
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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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How to view .CR2 on windows 10 from 6D Mark II

I have acquired a canon 6d mark II and it seems that Windows 10 is not able to open the raw images in its own image viewer or display thumbnails in the file system. Is there any codec available for ...
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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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If I save in RAW, will that give me enough exposure latitude that I can just always leave the camera on “auto”?

It's been several years since I used my Canon DSLR. During that time my vision requires eyeglasses for reading print within normal reading range. This obviously necessitates putting the glasses on to ...
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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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What smartphone specs should I look at for fast RAW exposure bracketing?

I've narrowed my choice down to (CPU clock speed in parens): HTC One A9 (10.8GHz total) Samsung S6 (14.4GHz total) LG G4 (9.2GHz total) Huawei P9 (17.2GHz total) Huawei Nexus 6P (14.2GHz total) My ...
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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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How can I interpolate each color individually (i.e. export an image just with Red Color) using dcraw?

I'm doing a project where I need to export 3 different images from a raw file (DNG or RAF), each image with a different color (Red, Green and Blue). I'm using dcraw.c, Dave Coffin's raw photo decoder. ...
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RAW .orf files have horizontal and vertical black lines running through. Any way to fix corrupt RAW files?

I'm having problems with corrupted RAW .orf files taken on my Olympus E1. The photos were taken several years ago. Because I was not working with RAW formats then, I hadn't noticed the horizontal and ...
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Strange behaviour in darktable - image inconsistent

I am using darktable 2.6 on Windows 10. This problem started recently. After importing a raw image, when I change anything (exposure, contrast, etc), the preview temporarily resembles the jpg photo. ...
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Why are raw files shot in monochrome shown in color on my computer?

I shot some raw images using monochrome mode on my Nikon D3200. When I transferred them to my computer, they appear in color. I cannot see the monochrome effect. What can I do to see the images in ...
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Can I save the JPEG preview image that's generated in-camera when I shoot in RAW-only mode?

When you're shooting in RAW-only mode (not RAW+JPG), most (all?) cameras also generate a JPEG preview using the current style settings. This is what you see momentarily when you first import the image ...
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How can I extract the embedded JPEG from a CR2 file? [duplicate]

I'm not interested at converting it, but extracting the thumbnail JPEG.
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How do I process Magic Lantern dual ISO images into a file format for editing?

I used Magic Lantern's dual iso setting to take some photos; however they cannot be correctly viewed by my software, Aftershot pro 2, until they are converted. So far my attempts at converting the ...
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What makes RAW files difficult for manipulation?

The only available tool able to create a RAW file is, as far as I know, a camera, and there are no standard tools to manipulate it. I've heard that's why RAW files are used in different photography ...
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How do I generate linear output from darktable? [closed]

How do I use the basecurve in Darktable to make sure that the final output is linear? That is, if the irradiance E is received at the front lens, I want the pixel values in the final values to be k*E, ...
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RAW image to processed output dataset [closed]

I'm trying to learn how to process RAW images into great final images, and my attempts keep coming up short. I think it'd be really interesting/instructive to see what other people have done. In ...
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Use Lightroom as a photo editor only, without catalogueing?

I'm looking for a raw photo editor/developer application for my Nikon D5100. The two obvious choices are Capture NX2 and Lightroom. I'm new to this whole thing, I read a lot about them, played a bit ...
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Do negatives scanned upside down (backwards) lose quality?

I'm a novice, and don't have a detailed understanding of the technical terms, but I've scanned hundreds of 35mm and medium format negatives to get the best quality RAW files at certain presets which ...