What are RAW Files?

Working with analog and digital cameras is similar in many ways, but you need to understand the differences in order to provide yourself with the best possible material for feeding your digital workflow. Good framing and correct exposure are critical to the success of any photo, and the old maxim “garbage in, garbage out” is still relevant in the digital age. This doesn’t mean you should trash your snapshots, but it does mean that turning a sloppily-shot photo into a great image will involve a lot of work in the digital darkroom.

JPEG is currently the most commonly used digital image format and produces highly compressed image files. Unfortunately, the JPEG format produces an appreciable loss of image quality, even at lower ...

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