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Photoshop Elements 4.0 Maximum Performance by Mark Galer

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Project 3

Camera RAW

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All digital cameras capture in RAW but only digital SLRs and the medium to high end ‘prosumer’ cameras offer the user the option of saving the images in this RAW format. Selecting the RAW format in the camera instead of JPEG or TIFF stops the camera from processing the color data collected from the sensor. Digital cameras typically process the data collected by the sensor by applying the white balance, sharpening and contrast settings set by the user in the camera’s menus. The camera then compresses the bit depth of the color data from 12 to 8 bits per channel before saving the file as a JPEG or TIFF file. Selecting the RAW ...

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