In this video, author Chad Chelius explains what the RAW format is as well as the benefits of the RAW format. When a RAW or DNG image is opened in the Elements Editor, the user is presented with the Camera RAW dialog box that provides numerous ways to adjust an image.
- [Instructor] So far, almost all the photos…we've been working with are JPEG images.…JPEG is a very common format in digital photography,…as well as one of the preferred formats…for photos on the web.…Although JPEG works quite well for most situations,…we're always working with images from the camera…that have been processed.…Now this means that the exposure, lighting,…and other variables have been somewhat set in stone.…JPEG also uses compression to save file size,…but at the detriment of image quality.…
So as a side note, any time you do extensive editing…to an image, save it to another format,…such as PSD before you begin editing,…to maintain image quality.…Now another popular image format for digital cameras,…especially higher-end cameras, is the camera Raw format.…Camera Raw is an unprocessed format that gives you…an extremely high level of latitude…when performing edits to an image.…The DNG format, by the way, works in the same way.…So if you have a higher-end camera…that shoots in the Raw format,…you'll notice that the Elements Editor looks different…
- Importing photos from a camera, computer, or iPhoto library
- Adding keyword tags and ratings to photos
- Automatically tagging people
- Organizing photos into albums
- Renaming and moving photos
- Correcting common photo problems
- Retouching photos of friends and family
- Adjusting lighting and color
- Working with layers
- Converting photos to black and white
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Adding text to photos
- Working with raw photos
- Making a slideshow
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Familiar with Photoshop Elements 15
The Welcome Screen2m 56s
2. Working with the Elements Organizer
3. Managing Photos in the Elements Organizer
4. Sharing Photos in the Elements Organizer
Emailing your photos3m 15s
5. The Photoshop Elements Editor
6. Photoshop Elements Guided Edits
7. Photoshop Elements Expert Mode
8. Working with Layers
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