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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Beta First Look with Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw by Ben Long

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Chapter 8. Adobe Camera Raw

Digital cameras have profoundly changed the way people take photos, but it is the raw format that has made digital photography viable for professional and amateur photographers who demand the highest image quality. Adobe Camera Raw, introduced as a plug-in for Photoshop 7, has done much to popularize and legitimize raw photography by providing a high-quality, powerful raw converter that fits directly into any Photoshop workflow.

Since the program’s initial release, Adobe has continued to improve Camera Raw and has taken a leadership role in promoting raw-format photography, both by continuing to offer excellent conversion tools and by offering an open-format raw standard.

Following the release of Camera Raw 3, which was ...

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