Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting under the hood of your raw converter, part of Learn Photography: Shooting in Raw Mode.
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- Whether you're using Photoshop, Camera Raw,…Capture One, Bibble, Nikon Capture,…or any other raw converter,…the same processes have to take place…in your raw converter…and you already know what those processes are.…Let's take a quick look at the steps we saw in chapter two…and see how things work when you're converting…a raw file on your computer…as opposed to letting the camera do it for you.…When you transfer a raw file to your computer,…you end up with a document that contains…the weirdly filterd grayscale information…from your camera's sensor…along with a small JPEG preview…and all of the EXIF metadata that your camera stored.…
It's up to your raw conversion software…to convert that raw data to a full-color image.…As you saw in the last chapter,…that process starts with demosaicing,…sometimes that's called debayering…if your camera uses the Bayer color filter array…that we saw earlier.…As you might expect, raw conversion software…on your computer uses the same types…of algorithms that the demosaicing software…
In this course, photographer and educator Ben Long shines a light on what it means to shoot in raw—and what it doesn't. Learn the benefits of shooting in raw, learn when your camera's RAW+JPEG mode makes more sense, and get insights into why some people prefer certain raw conversion software over others.
- Does your camera support raw?
- Understanding how a sensor works
- Correcting and compressing JPEGs in camera
- Customizing JPEG compression
- Understanding raw conversion
- Working with raw files in popular photo-editing software
- Shooting raw, JPEG, or both
- Reprocessing old raw images
- Choosing a camera