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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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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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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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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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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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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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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-...
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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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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: ...
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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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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 ...
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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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It is necessary to create your own profile for camera in product photography?

Yes. Each lighting can be different, therefore in order to produce the most accurate colour for the end product, each lighting situation needs to be profiled properly. Personally, when I am shooting ...
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Quality of image changes drastically after saving as jpg (choosing max quality) from raw

It appears most of what you are seeing is due to the use of high Clarity and Vibrance settings coupled with faster rendering options in the Lr preview window. Depending on how you've got your viewing ...
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How to open a raw file in Camera Raw full size rather than cropped to in-camera aspect ratio?

If you go to "Crop" in the Develop Module, you can choose between "As shot" which will give you the in-camera cropped version, or "Original" which will give you the full ...
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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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Skin tone starting point in Lightroom/ACR?

To ensure absolute accuracy, you can use a colour card to create an accurate profile for your specific camera and the lighting conditions for each shot. Tucked away at the bottom of the Lightroom ...
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Why can't I open my Nikon D3400 raw files in Photoshop CS5.1?

From Adobe, the Nikon D3400 needs ACR (Adobe Camera RAW) v9.7 (or Lightroom CC / 6.7). The last version of Camera Raw supported by CS5 is v6.7 (Camera Raw 6.7 Update is the last update of CS5 as you ...
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Is there any way of achieving cross-application non-destructive RAW editing? (Maybe xmp files?)

After a few days of research, I've concluded that at the time of writing there is no holy grail. But as for futureproofing I'd go the following route: keep the original RAW file work with Adobe ...
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What's the simplest way to convert camera raw to jpeg?

You did not say which camera you have but the simplest way is to use in-camera RAW Development. On a Pentax DSLR for example, you basically choose Develop from the Playback menu, Select the files and ...
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Why do strange purple blotches appear in shadows when using a Camera RAW profile other than "Neutral"?

This looks like the shadow areas are clipping in one or more channels due to underexposure. Without risking the highlights of the image blowing out, there's not a lot you can do to avoid that in ...
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Mathematical definition of EV on a RAW photo?

Your entire exercise seems to be built on somewhat of a false premise: That the initial image you see on your screen when opening a raw image file in ACR is a linear representation of the luminance ...
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Where is "Camera Profile" in Adobe Camera Raw 11.2?

Camera profiles are moved on the first tab (Basic) in ACR: To install new profiles you should copy the .DCP files in MAC: ...
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Which camera profile to use with SpyderCheckr in Lightroom/Adobe Camera Raw for most accurate colors?

For most uses, the standard color profile for your camera ("Adobe Standard") should be sufficient. However, you may prefer the look of one of the other profiles for specific images. ...
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