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Preventive Photoshop: Take the Best Digital Photographs Now for Better Images Later by Douglas Ford Rea

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6. Processing Raw Images

AT ONE TIME, TIFF and JPEG files dominated the digital landscape. Eight-bit color was the maximum we could work with in our computers. Nowadays, we have many more options at our disposal. One of the most powerful is the option to capture raw images, which contain all the information our cameras have received, and thus allow for maximum flexibility in Photoshop. Taking advantage of raw capture means developing a workflow that takes you deep into the inner capabilities of your camera and of Photoshop.

Raw images do put an extra step into our workflow. Before we can work on them, raw images must be converted into a format that Photoshop can open and read. That means raw files must be converted to an RGB color space such ...

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