Working with Raw Format

RAW images contain unprocessed image data straight from the camera’s image sensor. Since the data isn’t processed on the camera you must do it yourself on your computer in order to get it into more usable formats like TIFF or JPEG. .raf (Fuji) .crw .cr2 (Canon) .kdc .dcr (Kodak) .mrw (Minolta) .nef (Nikon) .orf (Olympus) .dng (Adobe) .ptx .pef (Pentax) .arw (Sony) .x3f (Sigma) Cameras that support raw files typically come with proprietary software for conversion of their raw format to TIFF or JPEG. However, Canon decided not to add support for their D30 DSLR in their latest release of their Digital Photo Professional software, and Nikon removed features of their own RAW converter Nikon Capture and added the encryption of features in Nikon’s D2x digital camera RAW format (NEF). As a response to this, on March 10th, 2005, OpenRAW (a Working Group of photographers and other people interested in … Read more

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