Chapter   4


Before Opening RAW Files

And the flying saucer men, that’s the Ministry of Justice?

Before opening the door to RAW nirvana, it’s nice to have some idea of what’s on the other side. When processing RAW image files, you’re gonna have to deal with a few technical decisions regarding such subjects as bit depth and color space. If you’re not already familiar with these terms, this chapter provides some background to help you make decisions about what’s best for your photographs.


One way to extract the maximum image quality from cameras that don’t have lots of megapixels is to use RAW capture. The Canon EOS D30 that I had converted to ...

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