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 to access RAW image of Nikon D7200 in Lightroom 5.7 or Photoshop CC?

I have Nikon D7200, I clicked all my pics in .NEF(RAW) format, now I am unable to access the images in Lightroom 5.7 and Photoshop cc, I tried to install plug-in in Photoshop cc, but some how failed ...
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Is there any way of achieving cross-application non-destructive RAW editing? (Maybe xmp files?)

Is there some way of saving (basic) non-destructive RAW developing/adjustments that is not limited to a particular app ecosystem (eg Adobe)? Understandably some transformations are proprietary (eg. ...
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RAW files store 3 colors per pixel, or only one?

Ken Rockwell says that camera makers consider the individual R/G/B sensors when they talk about megapixels. So the image below would be a 6x6 pixel camera, not 3x3 as you would imagine. If that's ...
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Can I get original JPEG image from CR2 file format? [duplicate]

I am not professional photographer , but i have a professional camera (Canon). I had shoot my pre wedding photos with this camera. So when i was open , it will be converted into black and white after ...
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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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RAW in ACR vs JPG in ACR

Photoshop has now given the facility to open and edit JPEGs and other non-RAW file formats using Adobe Camera Raw. One doesn't have to shoot RAWs to do some heavy edits. So is there still any benefit ...
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Regenerate DNG previews in Lightroom 3

I'm apparently entitled to unlimited storage with Amazon (Prime Photos) and I've uploaded all my DNG images (about 20GB) to their "cloud". When I view them online, they are tiny. Apparently that's ...
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Can I use Imagemagick to unrotate Canon RAW pictures in batch?

I’d like to use Freds unroate script to unrotate a bunch of Canon *.cr2 RAW files and keep them in the RAW Format. I’m able to use the script as a batch file for a folder of jpgs: for pic in *.jpg; ...
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Noise reduction in Adobe Camera Raw

When I open a raw file shot in ISO 1600 in ACR there is very little noise in the photo. But after color adjustments when i save or export as a JPG file there is much more noise visible. How can I ...
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Will saving in RAW + JPG provide the same IQ result as saving them both separately?

Storage is cheap nowadays, and carrying a few extra SD-cards aint to heavy. Is there a real downside to this option? Besides filling up more memory and some extended loading times? The question is ...
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How to find corrupt CR2 files?

Today I found out "by accident" that some of my CR2 Canon raws are corrupt. The EXIF data and the file structure is fine, it's the raw image data itself that appears to be broken. The Adobe DNG ...
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Lightroom messing with photo when importing RAW

When I'm trying to import to Lightroom CC 2015 my photos taken in my Canon 5DS using the format RAW(cr2 files) some photos are being messed. I've already tried to upgrade the Camera Raw codec to ...
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How to make backups of RAW files from a DSLR without a computer?

I want to make backups of RAW files from my SD card during my travel. I do not want to carry a computer, a rotating hard drive, or an Android phone. I do have an SSD of 500gb with me. One idea was to ...
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Are my RAW photos underexposed?

When I take RAW images with my Canon 1300D and import them into RawTherapee, they always appear very dark and/or lacking in contrast until I increase the Lightness, Contrast, and Saturation to 50 (...
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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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What header string can I use for PEF identification for file recovery?

I use Linux for handling my pictures. I lost a disk that contains a lot of Pentax PEF files and JPEG files. I was able to recover the JPEG files with the tool foremost. It can be configured to recover ...
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Verifying the integrity of your library

After reorganizing my image collection I moved a bunch of photos between different hard drives. While copying, I did get error messages. Fortunately, I had made multiple copies before doing the ...
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Nikon d7200: How do I set up the function button to take a picture as a JPG?

I normally do all of my photography in RAW, but sometimes I want to take a picture as a JPG, and I would like a quick way of doing this. I see that I can set my camera's default to JPG and use the ...
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Canon 5D mkIII: Preview initially look underexposed when shooting flash

I was shooting today using two off-camera speedlites fired using radio-triggers. Images were captured in RAW. Mode was AV. I have the camera set to display the captured image for a few seconds ...
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When is it better to use HDR rather than just pulling extremes from a RAW file?

When I shoot in raw instead of jpeg, I can bring out the darks and suppress the lights very easily for pretty much every picture I shoot when I edit in Lightroom. Since HDR is meant to capture detail ...
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Can I save color images while reviewing them in B&W with an EOS camera?

Is there a way I can take RAW color images with a Canon EOS camera while reviewing them in B&W on the LCD screen on the back of the camera? Sometimes I might want a color image but would like to ...
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Can I set the display on Canon G9X to monochrome when shooting raw?

My old G9 (no X, from 2007 or so) can do this but I remember Canon removing the feature on the G10 and probably from subsequent models. I guess the reasoning was that raw is always in colour anyway. ...
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Why isn't Matlab/Octave reading in the entire 14 bits of my .NEF raw files?

I am using a Nikon D5200. I intend to do some image processing on the raw images shot with the camera. But I am encountering a problem when I read the raw images using GNU Octave. Rather than giving ...
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Darktable doesn't recognize tamron 18-270mm lens [duplicate]

first of all my specs: I'm using Ubuntu 16.04, my lens is a Tamron 18-270mm F/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD and I'm using Darktable 2.0.6. I updated my lensfun library using the article of Torsten Bronger. My ...
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Will a faster SD-card let me take more photos in a row?

I use a Canon 600D with various lenses, and I currently use a memory card with 30mb/s. I always shoot raw and I've recently discovered that, if I shoot 4 - 5 RAW photos in a quick sequence, the camera ...
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Does converting image file formats affect quality?

Does converting image formats, such as from JPG to PNG, have any effect on image quality? I know converting from RAW to JPG has disadvantages, but what about other format conversions?
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How do Adobe Smart Previews work?

I've always been under the impression that you cannot resize a raw image. Adobe Smart Previews seem to do just that - you keep all the power of raw images, just in a much smaller size. How does this ...
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Is it possible to convert M-RAW or S-RAW to RAW after shooting?

Is it possible to shoot M-RAW or S-RAW files with all their advantages and convert them into RAW files later? Is there software available for this task?
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Maximum jpeg conversion size from a 24 Meg Nef File

Can you tell me how big a JPEG file I can create when converting a NEF file in Lightroom?
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What's the difference between S LOG and V LOG [closed]

I know what logarithms are, what shooting RAW is, and how storing images logarithmically increases details in shadows. But what's the difference between "S log" and "V log"? I've also seen mention ...
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Color transitions lightroom vs photoshop

I have a picture in Lightroom, crop looks like this. Yet when I open the same picture in Photoshop (either directly, or rendering it in Lightroom and opening the render), I get different results. The ...
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Can you see a raw preview with digital cameras?

I read that for RAW images to be usable, they must be post-processed using a program like Photoshop or Lightroom. If you shoot raw, can you preview the image on the LCD of your camera? Is it turned ...
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Why don't cameras show an “accurate” histogram?

Why don't cameras show a histogram based on the RAW data rather than on the JPG preview? I know that a RAW file is not a viewable image and can't be displayed without applying curves and defining how ...
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How do I demosaic my photos using Darktable?

I took a couple of photos and stuck them on Flickr with my Canon T5 (1200D). I took this picture using RAW+L to get a RAW & JPG image, and then compared the two. If you zoom in, you can see there'...
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RAW processing steps [duplicate]

I'm novice in RAW processing. I know what a RAW file actually is but what are typical steps I need to do for RAW processing and getting output JPG file manually? Update: I want to get advices what ...
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How do i save photos in NEF format on my Nikon D3300?

How do I set my Nikon D3300 up to save photos in the NEF format? It currently saves in JPEG, but have done some research and it seems like RAW provides better quality images. I have read the user ...
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Why does the same raw image look different in Rawtherapee than in geeqie & DSLR preview and how to get the same preview as geeqie

On left side of this image it shows the raw image opened with geeqie and on right hand side same raw image opened with rawtherapee. Geeqie showed me exactly the same way as I see in the DSLR preview ...
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Why is exposure correctable in RAW [duplicate]

I have been reading some tutorials and documentation on Rawtherapee software, specifically its exposure compensation. I am curious how exposure is correctable after the RAW image is captured? For ...
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16-bit wysiwyg image? Not RAW [duplicate]

I like the dynamic range of RAW files, but I don't want raw sensor data, but I don't want 8-bit jpegs. What can I do to get the desired result? Request camera manufacturers to allow TIFF file ...
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Why are my RAW images already in colour if debayering is not done yet?

I recently went on a trip and took a bunch of pics with my girlfriends Canon Rebel. We shot in RAW, and now I am going to process the RAW images in DarkTable (my first time ever). I have read that ...
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Why is Lightroom changing all the settings on my imported RAWs?

I'm importing pictures into Lightroom, and the NEF files look great at first glance when imported into Lightroom, but in a while the program changes all my pictures to super bright and just awful ...
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which is the cheapest camera with a CCD/CMOS image sensor that can click RAW images? [closed]

I need to click RAW images for an experiment. However my camera does not support that format. The DSLRs have the ability t click RAW format images, but I need the minimum priced camera, with good ...
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Quality of image changes drastically after saving as jpg (choosing max quality) from raw

Why does quality of my image changes drastically after editing it (and saving it as jpg with maximum quality ) in photoshop CC RAW. Everything looks great until I save the image. Comparison of the ...
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What exactly does DRO do, and how does it work?

My Sony Alpha 77 has a DRO mode, which is on by default and I have been using it most of the time. I understand that it aims to improve dynamic range much like HDR, without actually needing multiple ...
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Podcast Cover Art Help! [closed]

My Photographer Shot in Raw with 885 × 1024 dimensions. I need this for a podcast cover at 1,400 x 1400 pixels -3,000 x 3000. Please help?
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What makes RAW formats better for manipulation than JPEGs or PNGs [duplicate]

So I've seen everyone saying that RAW format is much better for manipulation in photo editing applications like Lightroom than JPEGs or PNGs. While I read some posts here like this and this, I'm ...
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How do I install raw drivers for my Panasonic LX100 on Windows 10?

I can't seem to find RW2 codec support for my Panasonic LX100 for Windows 10 anywhere. Or, rather, everywhere I can find drivers that might work don't seem to support Windows 10. Has anyone found a ...
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How can I capture RAW files with an iPhone?

With iOS 10 coming to iPhones starting today, I am wondering how exactly RAW capture works with the new OS. Are RAW files available only in third party apps that add that capability, or does the built ...
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Why do my in-camera effects seem to have been applied to RAW?

I probably don't exactly understand the nuances of RAW. In my Olympus OM-D EM-10 I sometimes play around with some of the crazy effects that the camera can apply to the image. I would have thought ...
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What processing is done on RAW files in the camera?

Recently I came across a debate about whether it's fair to call RAW 'unprocessed' or 'unaltered' sensor data of a DSLR. As far as I know, the analog sensor data is processed into a digital RAW file ...

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