CHAPTER 3

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File Processing Essentials

RAW File Processing

To ensure maximum creative flexibility and to future-proof your work, it’s now essential to shoot in the RAW file format.

What You Need to Know

Nowadays, most digital SLRs provide RAW file-capture facilities, so you can shoot and store a universal digital file. RAW files can never be overwritten in your imaging application and so provide the best way of archiving your work for future reuse and repurpose. For many photographers who are shooting for perhaps three very different outcomes such as web, desktop print, and on-demand book, this universal format makes perfect sense. RAW files can ...

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