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The Digital SLR Guide: Beyond Point-and-Shoot Digital Photography by Jon Canfield

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7. Working with Raw Files

Raw file support isn’t limited to digital SLR cameras, but all dSLR cameras include raw image capture. And while most dSLR camera manufacturers also include conversion software, by far the most popular converter is Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw, part of Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CS2.

I touch on the major conversion options here, but the bulk of this chapter is devoted to helping you get the most from your camera and Camera Raw.

The Buzz Over Raw

Raw is a hot topic, and most advanced digital cameras now support raw capture. What is the benefit to shooting in raw formats, and why choose raw over JPEG? What tools are available for working with raw images? In our first lesson, we’ll take a look at the advantages of raw ...

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