Chapter 4: Working with RAW Images

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If you are lucky enough to own a digital SLR or a high-end compact camera, you will most likely have the ability to capture your images in RAW format. This differs from the usual method of saving images to the memory card: unlike with the JPEG format, there is no processing performed first – the image data is stored exactly as the camera sees it when you press the shutter button.

RAW has two distinct advantages over its JPEG counterpart. First there is no loss of quality between the camera and the computer, which you get in varying degrees with the compressed JPEG format. Although this might not be noticeable ...

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