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Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS5 by Bruce Fraser, Jeff Schewe

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Preface: Real World Raw

If you’re reading this book because you want to be told that digital really is better than film, look elsewhere. The term “digital photography” may still be in current use, but sooner rather than later, it will be replaced by the simple term “photography.” If you want to be told that shooting digital raw is better than shooting JPEG, you’ll have to read between the lines—what this book does is explain how raw differs from JPEG, and how you can exploit those differences.

But if you’re looking for solid, tested, proven techniques for dealing with hundreds or thousands of digital captures a day—moving them from the camera to the computer, making initial selects and sorts, optimizing the captures, enriching them with metadata, ...

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