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Getting Started with Camera Raw: How to make better pictures using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Second Edition by Ben Long

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What You’ll Need

Obviously, the first thing you’ll need if you want to shoot raw is a camera that can shoot in raw mode. If you already have a camera, you can check its manual to find out if it provides raw shooting. On most cameras, you select raw mode from the same menu you use to select JPEG options (Figure 1.1).

Figure 1.1. On many cameras, you select raw mode from the same menu you use to select JPEG quality. Note that this camera also provides modes that write a raw file and a JPEG file simultaneously.

Choosing a camera is way beyond the scope of this book, but if you need some guidelines, check out my “Buying a Digital Camera” articles ...

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