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Raw photo for scientific purpose. How to set white reference to defined numeric L*a*b value?

Sounds a bit iffy to me... A card, by itself, DOESN'T have a fixed L*a*b* colour - that's a product of the reflectivity of the card at different wavelengths and the intensity and wavelength ...
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Why I am getting only solid yellow images from Adobe Camera Raw?

The display corruption could be a consequence of using GPU acceleration in the ACR module. Not all cards are supported, so try toggling off the option. Also make sure that option is off in Photoshop.
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Raw photo for scientific purpose. How to set white reference to defined numeric L*a*b value?

This frequently comes up in photographic reproduction jobs where one is trying to closely approximate some other object such as a painting antique drawing. This cannot be done with typical photographs ...
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RAW in ACR vs JPG in ACR

The raw image is 12 (or maybe 14) bits, and JPG is 8 bits (less range). JPG does not handle changes of extreme range well. The JPG image already has white balance and color profile in it, likely our ...
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Why is low color temperature in Lightroom more blue rather than more yellow?

White balancing when implemented correctly (like in Lightroom) ensures that whites stay white under the new illuminant, essentially mimicking the chromatic adaption performed by the human visual ...
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Which software is actually needed to update for Adobe Lightroom to support new cameras?

DNG convertor is standalone software, independent of any other software. Adobe camera RAW/Lightroom are part of Adobe Creative cloud. So updating DNG convertor have nothing to do with updates of Adobe ...
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RAW in ACR vs JPG in ACR

The limitations when working with JPEG image files, as compared to working with raw data, isn't so much in the application used (unless it is a poorly written application - which could be the case for ...
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Why does Photoshop fail to recognize EIP files?

If you are referring to this EIP File Format – Enhanced Image Package, the format is specific to Capture One. Support by other programs is unlikely, and Adobe's list of supported file formats for ...
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My pirated copy of Photoshop isn't rendering RAW files correctly. What should I do?

Come to the light side. We may not have cookies, but we have legitimate free software. The creators of Photoshop, as is their right, decided to keep the internals of the program proprietary and to ...
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How to edit Canon 7D RAW images in Photoshop CS2?

The support for the Canon 7D's RAW files was incorporated in Camera Raw 5.6 and the latest version of Camera Raw supported by Photoshop CS2 is 3.7 so there are no support for the .cr2 files created by ...
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Adjustment brush: How to see which portions of the picture you've altered?

According to the Adobe help on camera raw: To toggle visibility of the mask overlay, use the Show Mask option, press Y, or position the pointer over the pin icon. To customize the color of the mask ...
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Why is low color temperature in Lightroom more blue rather than more yellow?

Lightroom likes to use reverse psychology :) It does so in numerous places but it color temperature is one of the more obvious one. You are right that diminishing the color temperature of an image ...
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Does a RAW file in Photoshop contains all the data only while in Camera RAW or at all times in Photoshop?

Photoshop is a general purpose raster image editor, and as you state it requires an intermediate step in order to open a RAW file (which is not, as such, an RGB raster image format). Once Photoshop ...
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How to adjust HSL values on specific areas of photo using adjustment brush in Lightroom and Camera Raw?

As far as I know, the only values that can be brushed are the ones shown in the brush. I would guess that Adobe feels the others are out of the scope of lightroom, which is "only" a image editing tool,...
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Why won't my Canon 6D RAW file import into Photoshop CS5.1 after installing Camera Raw?

Canon 6D was added to Camera Raw 7.3, which requires CS6. I think your only options are to use the DNG converter, upgrade Photoshop, or switch to another tool like Lightroom.
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If I'm editing in Photoshop, is there any advantage to using Camera Raw directly rather than Lightroom first?

It shouldn't make any difference, they are both tools created by Adobe with the same processing engine behind them. As long as the versions of camera raw are in sync, its the same thing. Use whichever ...
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Is there any difference between cropping an image in ACR vs. Photoshop Elements editor?

I would imagine the advice was given to crop in ACR vs PE because edits within ACR would be non-destrctive vs PE which would be editing a JPEG in a destructive manner. I don't use either tool directly ...
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How Do I Restore Aspect Ratio In Adobe Camera Raw

So the only solution appears to be: Install Exiftool (Free) Open Terminal and navigate to the directory containing the image(s): For a single image called BD3A6291.CR2 with dimensions of 5760 x 3840 ...
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What is Lightroom *really* doing when I change a Camera Calibration?

A camera profile may consist of several operators, including: A linear transform (a matrix) from the camera RAW color space to CIE XYZ color space (used to compute the conversion transform to ...
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Why is low color temperature in Lightroom more blue rather than more yellow?

The slider in Lightroom is not used to adjust the color of the light that lit the scene. That light has already been recorded. Rather, it is setting the correction for the light in the scene. The ...
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Where Can I Find Lens Correction Profile Files (for RawTherapee and Other Apps)?

On Windows, they can be found at: X:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom\Resources\LensProfiles\ On Mac, they should be here: Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom X/Right-click Show Package ...
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Is there any way of achieving cross-application non-destructive RAW editing? (Maybe xmp files?)

They're all proprietary. Each application uses their own algorithms to convert the raw data. To the best of my knowledge none of the adjustments made with one application will translate identically in ...
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Activating the Camera RAW plugin of Adobe Bridge CC (free) by buying Photoshop Elements - anybody who has tried it?

In short One can utilize the Adobe Camera Raw(ACR) bundled with Photoshop Elements(PSE),as if it were near-native to Bridge Creative Cloud(CC) (read below for the caveats though, because there ...
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Does Nikon's .NRW RAW format use a linearization table like the .NEF format?

Correction — the linked article (including the comments thread following it) suggests that the .NEF format undergoes a linear quantization only for some consumer-grade DSLR cameras. Mathworks.com ...
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Colors are different in Adobe Camera Raw compared to Photoshop (sRGB)

I have figured out the problem. For some reason, with hardware accelerated graphics for Camera Raw, it was displaying sRGB incorrectly. To fix: In Photoshop, click Edit > Preferences > Camera ...
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Why is Lightroom so much slower than ACR?

I discovered it was the graphics driver. It needed updating and there is still a little lag, but it is almost unnoticeable.
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What is Lightroom *really* doing when I change a Camera Calibration?

If you wait until late in the process to change camera profiles, what Adobe is really doing is going back, converting the RAW image using the newly selected profile, and then applying all of the ...
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What is Lightroom *really* doing when I change a Camera Calibration?

The profiles are necessary in the conversion process in order to make the colors look "correct". There are multiple profiles to choose from (and user can make additional ones) in Lightroom, because ...
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How can I open CR2 files with Photoshop CS4's ACR?

Welcome to the "Photoshop Tax" on getting a new camera body. The main thing to keep in mind is that RAW is not an acronym, a file format, or a standard. It's merely a file that contains the ...
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How do I return to Camera RAW window after opening an image?

In Photoshop CC, go to the top menu bar, select the word 'filter'. In the drop down menu select 'camera raw filter'. Your current layer will then be opened with the camera raw editing window. OR ...
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