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Shooting Digital: Pro Tips for Taking Great Pictures with Your Digital Camera by Mikkel Aaland

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Chapter 2. Shooting RAW

RAW data has become the holy grail of digital photography. This format contains the basic data produced by your camera's sensor. Understand when and how to use this option, and you are on the road to producing the best possible image from your digital camera. RAW data is also sometimes referred to as the "negative" of a digital image, from which the JPEG and TIFF files are derived, much like a print is derived from a negative in traditional photography.

In this chapter I'll suggest times when it's wise to set your camera to save RAW, and times when a JPEG or TIFF will do. I'll explain which camera settings are important when you shoot RAW and which aren't. I'll also describe what to do after you save the RAW data: how to ...

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