Understanding RAW files


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Understanding RAW files

I want to take a minute just to talk about RAW files, because even though they've been around for a while, when I teach and when I'm talking to people, I still sense some confusion about RAW files and their role in photography. This is especially important in Aperture because Aperture handles these RAW files so well. Now first of all, not all cameras can shoot in RAW. A lot of compacts can't. In fact most compacts can't.

But then again, most digital SLRs can capture in RAW. What does that mean? Well, I always like to think about a RAW file. We have our little RAW badge, so we know that we're looking at a RAW file right now. I'd like to think about the RAW file, if you're watching Martha Stewart and she's making the cake, and she has a bowl of batter and all the ingredients are mixed up and everything, all she has to do is put it in the oven and bake it, and that bowl of batter, that's the RAW file. It has not been processed.

It comes out of the camera basica...

Understanding RAW files
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Understanding RAW files provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Derrick Story as part of the Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)

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