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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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NEF files can not open correctly on windows [duplicate]

I have a desperate situation. I bought my Nikon Z8 and there are several errors. I have a Windows 10 and when I try to open my NEF files after 3sec they turned with thin lines like a rainbow. I ...
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Bulk auto NEF → TIFF in RawTherapee?

Is there a way in RawTherapee (or another open-source app) to automatically bulk export NEFs to TIFFs using the camera's built-in options? I'd like to generate TIFFs using the exact same options the ...
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Reverse-engineering Nikon B700 NRW + RAW12

Has anyone (besides Adobe) correctly reverse-engineered Nikon NRW RAW12 CFA data? My mission is to provide 'natural', unprocessed RAW12 mosaic (CFA) source to test an image processing system. The ISP ...
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Fujifilm X100V X Raw Studio connection issues with v3.01 firmware

I use X Raw Studio 1.20.0.0 on MacOS and X100V with the latest 3.01 firmware. When I open a folder having a .RAF files created with older firmware (2,13, 3.00). Everything works as expected. The ...
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Which non-raw formats have the same capabilities as raw?

There's plenty of "raw vs jpeg" stuff out there, but no one ever seems to talk about other formats like TIFF (16 bit, uncompressed or lossless compression). When color grading or doing ...
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Apple raw image reduced quality when uploading to Amazon Photos

when backing up my iPhone 14 ProRaw images to Amazon Photos through the iOS app, my 12MP raw DNG photos are only ~1 MB or so. However, on my phone they are closer to 20 MB. After downloading the ...
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Can you "open" RAW camera files? [closed]

I was having a conversation with my father who used to be a photographer, and I said “when I open a raw file…” He interrupted me and said, "you can never open a raw file, the editing software ...
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Using a <24 panel colour checker in Darktable

It's common in my industry for reference/archival photographs to be taken with a combined scale, grey, and colour checker card (often with rectification targets too). In most cases, the standard is a ...
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How to use JPG embedded in RAW for color calibration in darktable

My camera (Canon EOS R5) does a great job with colors for the embedded JPG, but I am unable to achieve similar colors (mainly skin tones) when processing the RAW version of the image in darktable. I ...
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Converting .CR2 raws to non-raw image format with ImageMagick mogrify makes images warm

ImageMagick's mogrify seems to be making my images warm-colored when I convert them to a non-raw format. Why is this? I've tried this with .jpg, .png, and .jxl. I converted the same image with ufraw ...
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Metering Mode Doesn't Effect RAW Files? What About The JPEG Preview?

[Sony A7R5] Ok, this is more about confirming what I think is true. I know that the metering mode doesn't make a difference to the RAW files when I'm shooting in manual because I'm setting ISO, ...
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Do cameras do lens correction for in camera JPEGs? [closed]

What are the steps involved when a camera converts RAW images into JPEG? Based on the Lensfun database I believe the camera is at least doing some things that are on a per-lens-basis, such as fixing ...
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What is the white point of image sensors?

How can one deterine the calibrated white point of the image sensor of a digital color camera? That one certainly exists is evident from the following considerations— that the temperature control in ...
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Why do some sports photos I took with higher ISO have lower noise than others with low ISO?

I took photos at two separate fight events in different venues with similar settings and a huge difference in noise. The ring lights in a dark venue aren't always the best especially for high shutter ...
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Best way to process RAW photos of acrylic paintings for print publication

Is any processing necessary on my RAW photos to prepare them for print (not Kindle) publication through KDP? Besides any processing, the KDP requirements seem to be at least 300 DPI, highest ...
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Best settings for photographing 200 paintings indoors with floodlights and a tripod

I want to photograph about 200 acrylic paintings done by a family member who now has dementia. It's meant to be a tribute in the form of a self-published book. She had painted as a hobby her entire ...
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Adding the Apple ProRaW profile to Lightroom

I have Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC 8.2.1 with Camera Raw 11.2.1. How do I add the Apple ProRaW profile to it?
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Panasonic's DC-G9's raw images are always full size, what might be the reason?

I had been using Panasonic's MFT Lumix cameras for a while: DMC-GH1, DMC-GH3, now a DC-G9 The camera have "multi-format feature": You can shot in 4:3 (native), 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect ...
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RAW photos appear faded and overexposed in Lightroom Classic

In Lightroom Classic CC 12.2.1 (LR), I've noticed that my images look overexposed and faded compared to viewing them in FastRAWViewer (FRV). Below is an example from FRV: And here is the same RAW ...
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Shooting on NEF is making my photos turn out differently in bridge vs my camera [duplicate]

I usually shot on JPG until a friend told me to shoot on NEF the other day. Ever since all my photos have been screwing up in bridge or lightroom. They look normal and good on my camera screen, but ...
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Tool for finding original RAW files to already organized jpeg files

Problem description Hi photography community, as a hobby photographer I organize quite a lot of photos for my family and friends. I have a lightroom library of around 90k photos that accumulated over ...
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Why does my photo have red and green patches on it?

I am new to photography, so I ran into a problem when trying to edit a photo in Rawtherapee where my picture looks like it has red and green blotches all over it. I took this photo with ProShot on my ...
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CR2 files corrupted after moving from CF card

In an unfortunate moment I decided to move some CR2 files from a CF card onto my PC (Windows 10) instead of copying the files. As expected the files were moved to the PC and removed from the CF card. ...
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Why do some DNG pictures from chdk have a purple tint?

I started using chdk recently to take pictures with my Canon Powershot sx280hs. When I started saving high ISO pictures in the DNG format, a few pictures would come out with a purple/pink/blue tint to ...
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Darktable doesn't seem to render RAW consistently VS lightroom

I am running into an issue with working on RAW images in darktable where the images are not being rendered in the same way that Lightroom renders them. For example, the following is a crop from an ...
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Colors Mismatch Between Photoshop RAW and Windows Preview

I'm having colors issue with RAW files (.CR2) from my Canon EOS. The colors for both files RAW (.CR2) and JPEG are identical in Windows 10 preview. I want to get the same colors in Photoshop RAW. Why ...
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Luminance HDR - Canon CR2 - Black images

I've been using QTPFSGUI few years ago and I wanted to do some HDR images recently... on my mac... So I downloaded today the last version 2.6.0 available and tried to create my HDR from 3 CR2 images (...
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Has Xiaomi 12S Ultra computational raw?

Has Xiaomi 12S Ultra computational raw, like ProRaw from Apple or Expert Raw from Samsung? Has any of Xiaomi phone's these stacked raw's or only regular single photo raw's ? Thank you!
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Are RAW files from iPhone different to ones from Android?

Recently reading how great Apple ProRAW DNG files are. Combining all the informations from stacked photos, wide dynamic range, noise reduction etc... My experiences from Android RAW photo's are far ...
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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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