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The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop by Jeff Schewe

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Chapter 2. Adobe Raw Image Processing: An Overview

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I shot this image of a rusty, old truck on a photographic trip to the Palouse region of Washington State during harvest season. It was shot on a Phase One 645DF camera with a Phase One IQ 180 medium-format camera back and a 120mm macro lens.

Photoshop has been around for over 20 years, but all the Adobe applications for raw image processing of digital negatives are just youngsters. There are two distinctly divergent approaches to raw image processing: Lightroom and the Camera Raw plug-in with Bridge and Photoshop. Although Lightroom and Camera Raw share the same underlying processing pipeline, ...

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