Chapter 3

Work with RAW Photos in Photoshop Elements

The RAW format available in all digital single lens reflex (dSLR) cameras is a distinct choice from JPEG shooting. Some advanced compact digital cameras also have the RAW format. The RAW and JPEG issue is not an arbitrary quality issue, though some people try to make it so. You can get outstanding results from digital photos whether they are shot in JPEG or RAW.

RAW offers some special benefits that you may want to consider, which made it a good choice for photography. RAW is a proprietary camera file that maximizes the information that comes from your sensor. Every manufacturer has its own version of this type of file. It includes a great deal more tone and color steps than is possible with ...

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