Camera Raw’s Basic tab contains a lot of parameters, and they all interact and influence each other. To help you understand how to approach a typical image-editing task in Camera Raw, here’s a start-to-finish example of a typical raw edit.
Note: Follow Along
If you’d like to follow along with this editing process, you can download the original raw file from www.completedigitalphotography.com/cameraraw2/slightlyoverexposed.cr2.
Figure 4.57 shows Camera Raw’s default conversion of a simple landscape shot. While the overall exposure is OK, there’s a little bit of overexposure, and the image is a little washed out. The histogram confirms that there’s no true black in the image and that the lowest tones ...