Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Reprocessing old raw images, part of Exploring Photography: Shooting in Raw Mode.
- If you've processed the same raw image…in different raw conversion applications…or even noticed the difference between your camera's JPEGs…and what you get out of your raw converter,…then you've seen how there's nothing objective…about raw conversion.…There's no absolute, correct way to process a raw file.…Different companies have different approaches…and different ideas about what makes a good result.…Aside from the aesthetic choices that engineers make…when coding raw conversion software,…there's also simple technological ability at play.…
As time goes by, engineers are getting better…and more sophisticated in their ability to process raw data.…For example, noise reduction algorithms…have been improved a lot over the years,…as have highlight recovery processes.…What that means is that you can take old raw files,…run them through a current raw converter…and possibly get much better results…than you could when you originally shot the image.…This means that you need to be careful…about what you delete.…If there's an image that you like…
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