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Can you "open" RAW camera files?

It's linguistics. Of course you can open a raw file, as the term "to open a file" has a very broad spectrum of different, but related meanings. On a low level, "to open" just ...
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Can you "open" RAW camera files?

It is all already said, I just want to make a meme and a philosophical exercise. Here is a JPG file opened... on a program that does not make a "preview" of the file. I prefer one that ...
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Can you "open" RAW camera files?

You can open a RAW file the same way you can open a JPEG file. Both need to be interpreted by software to show useful data. You might say that the RAW file has many different interpretations, but the ...
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Can you "open" RAW camera files?

I told him, since the invention of “raw editors” like Lightroom and camera raw in photoshop, you can certainly open raw files, the software simply shows a visual representation of the raw data and ...
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Why do some sports photos I took with higher ISO have lower noise than others with low ISO?

Only difference is lighting and venue... That's all the difference you need. Addendum: Now that you've posted example images, we can point out some other differences as well. In the earlier image on ...
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Best settings for photographing 200 paintings indoors with floodlights and a tripod

There are two things to unpick here: Why were your pictures black? The short answer is "because you didn't let enough light in", the long answer is very well covered in "what is the ...
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Can you "open" RAW camera files?

This is just semantics. In computing, you don't really open a file, you read the file. And what does it mean to read a file? It means that (at least some of) the data in the file is read into memory, ...
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RAW photos appear faded and overexposed in Lightroom Classic

There's no such thing as a "no adjustments" viewable image on a screen from a raw image file. All of the "raw" images you can actually see have had a significant amount of ...
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Metering Mode Doesn't Effect RAW Files? What About The JPEG Preview?

...would it be correct to say that while the metering mode does not affect the RAW files directly, different modes could lead me to use different manual settings which would affect the RAW image? Yes,...
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Best settings for photographing 200 paintings indoors with floodlights and a tripod

Somewhat not the question asked, but well... Two things that are important, and you have better make a few test shots and check them before doing the full series: Even lighting You need to have an ...
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Best settings for photographing 200 paintings indoors with floodlights and a tripod

I did a similar project so here are my suggestions. Pick the base ISO of the camera. Generally around 100 to 200. If you don't have good lighting this will probably need to be raised, but I wouldn't ...
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Converting .CR2 raws to non-raw image format with ImageMagick mogrify makes images warm

You're never seeing "THE raw image" on your screen. What you're seeing is a conversion of the raw data into a demosaiced color image with white point, black point, white balance, contrast ...
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Which non-raw formats have the same capabilities as raw?

Doing some digging on the Interwebs, it all comes down to purpose and what each one is. A RAW file is a record of sensor data, all of it. A TIFF file is a processed image that no longer contains all ...
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Bulk auto NEF → TIFF in RawTherapee?

The short answer is no, at least not entirely. But Nikons free NX Studio software will do it quite easily. AFAIK, it is the only software that recognizes and applies every jpeg camera setting to the ...
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Most compatible RAW format for Linux users?

This question was asked at a time when CR3 was not yet supported in darktable. It has been supported since 3.8.0. A more general answer to this question is that there is an automatically generated ...
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Panasonic's DC-G9's raw images are always full size, what might be the reason?

That's kind of the definition of "raw", it's ideally a straight dump of what comes from the sensor. The sensor didn't get cropped just because you decided your picture should be. If you ...
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How can I easily convert a large number of pictures from RAW to scaled down JPG?

On OSX, there is a fast, free and easy option. Go into terminal and navigate to the folder containing your RAW photos. For Nikon NEF images, run this command: ...
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Using a <24 panel colour checker in Darktable

Answering my own question here, as there has been some very helpful input, but I think this might give a more accurate answer to the specific question. There was also extensive dialogue around the ...
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Can you "open" RAW camera files?

Of course you can open a raw file. If your father corrected you in that regard, it looks like he is trying too hard to appear smarter than he really is. [Open file is] a file, typically a disk file, ...
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Can you "open" RAW camera files?

To be even more pedantic about it, there is no correct way to open a RAW. There's also no correct way to open a JPEG or any other image format either. But there is a standardized way to open a JPEG ...
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Can you "open" RAW camera files?

You cannot properly view a RAW file, because the colour depth information is 12 bit or 14 bit, and the preview will typically be down sampled to only 8 bit. Even if you had a monitor that could match ...
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Can you "open" RAW camera files?

You have to define open. It is very simple to open a raw file on a low level. For example, with Python: ...
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Using a <24 panel colour checker in Darktable

The main value of ColorChecker and similar cards is that the actual, "physical" colour of each cell is known. (Colour is not an objective physical phenomenon, but there are models to express ...
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Using a <24 panel colour checker in Darktable

I'm not sure I'll be able to help you anyway, but what are the subjects of these photos? What's the purpose of the photographs? But, to answer your question directly, I don't think you can use any ...
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Metering Mode Doesn't Effect RAW Files? What About The JPEG Preview?

However, when I've done some testing it does seem to affect the JPEG preview image that appears on the screen, and the histogram derived from that image. There is absolutely no reason the metering ...
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Metering Mode Doesn't Effect RAW Files? What About The JPEG Preview?

The short answer is yes, your settings absolutely affect the raw image file that is saved. The long answer is that speed, aperture, and ISO don't only affect image brightness and contrast. Speed also ...
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Do cameras do lens correction for in camera JPEGs?

To answer the second part... When you convert from Raw to JPEG, choices are made, and some data is lost.In particular the color channels are quantized to 256 values each (8 bits) while a raw file ...
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What is the white point of image sensors?

that the temperature control in raw processors sets an absolute temperature value (in Kelvin), rather than a relative one. It looks to YOU like it's absolute because all raw developing programs use ...
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What is the white point of image sensors?

Almost every assumption is wrong... The temperature set by a raw converter is read from the image exif... it is whatever was set in the camera. Or it can otherwise be set arbitrarily to any other ...
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Adding the Apple ProRaW profile to Lightroom

For the moment Lightroom do not support RAW files from APPLE. You can check here for reference. Also to open at all these DNG files you need CameraRAW 15 So you should wait for Adobe to release ...
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