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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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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Pixels and Subpixels usage in TIFF and RAW

The first answer to this question says that when saving images in TIFF, each pixel holds three colors' data and because of that, the file is larger... and RAW only hold monochrome data in each ...
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Quality of JPEG directly from RAW+JPEG versus JPEG embedded in RAW of RAW+JPEG?

When I use ImageMagick's identify command to look at the quality of the JPEG from my camera's RAW+JPEG mode, I see 95. When I use the same to look at the JPEG preview that has been directly extracted ...
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What range of the electromagnetic spectrum will a .RAW image generally encompass?

I believe that most cameras contain an infra-red filter, thereby capturing mostly the RGB spectrum only. Perhaps by taking out that filter (or buying a NIR camera) one can see more of the spectrum (...
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Sony A7 raw processing in Lightroom, way off [duplicate]

I shoot raw with a Sony A7sII and I am really satisfied with the results of the image previews, until I import them into Lightroom. Lightroom shows the processing thumbnail which reflects how I ...
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Can I simplify my workflow by shooting in Adobe RAW? [duplicate]

One thing I don't fully understand is why, when I take a photo with a Nikon and import it in Lightroom, the colors immediately appear desaturated and visibly different than what it looked like in the ...
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Does changing the WB in post-processing affect noise?

I have a friend who took some macro photos of snowflakes with the WB preset to "Cloudy", but lighted from an 11-watt flourescent bulb. Snowflakes look more pleasing with a blue tint, rather than "warm"...
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.NEF Raw files open in Black and White

I recently went flying with a friend and took my Nikon D3300 DSLR up with me to get some aerial shots. As I'm still learning I set the camera to RAW+JPEG so I had some pics and could also have a mess ...
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What's the cost of adjusting exposure of a RAW picture in post-process?

I wonder that if I increase the exposure of a RAW in some software, say, Lightroom, what do I lose in the image. I know that this is related to how is increase of exposure achieved, here in a few ...
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Full well capacity

As I understood, the full well capacity is the maximum number of charges(photoelectrons) that can be stored in a pixel before a leakage to adjacent pixels and causing problems like blooming. In some ...
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getting photos from “Photos” app on Macbook to Lightroom [duplicate]

Is this possible? I was planning to just import my SD card and import that way, but somehow the files got deleted off my card. I am able to drag the pictures from "Photos" (Mac) onto my desktop and go ...
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Is it overkill using Cinestyle with RAW photos?

I did a CGI course at uni and we were told about the wonders of Cinestyle when filming. Of course ever since then I've been using it for both filming and photos on my own camera, but a friend who is a ...
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multiple xmp versions of same raw file?

I've come to the inescapable conclusion that RAW is the way to go and I've run into a small problem. I know this can be done, but I can't remember how. I want to save different versions of the raw ...
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How to identify slide/negative scanners that produce RAW files?

I'm looking for a 35mm slide and negative scanner that can give me raw files like my camera does. I have a ancient Polaroid SprintScan 35, and it's frustrating to use. Back then, there weren't raw ...
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While shooting in RAW, do you have to post-process it to make the picture look good?

I always shoot in RAW. But I take lots of pictures, when I am out shooting I might come home with 600+ pictures. Many of these pics are copies of the same motive, but with different aperture, shutter, ...
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Can I save extremely washed out images in post-production?

I shot a ton of pics today, and trying out Auto vs Aperture settings on my D5200, I did not realize that the ISO was set to the outrageous number it was. I got home to find that about 1/2 the shots I ...
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Sum of pixel values more than incident photons

I'm getting efficiency more than 100% for my camera in ISOs higher than 6400. Under what circumstances does one get more pixel values than the number of incident photons (photon detection efficiency ...
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Options to double image dimensions of artwork photo? [duplicate]

I have some high-quality RAW files of artwork that I've processed with some cropping, contrast adjustment, etc. I'd like them to be printed on metal at about 2'x3', which is about twice the size I get ...