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Camera Raw

Do you um and ah about whether to shoot JPEG or RAW? I'll go through the benefits and potential challenges of this versatile format.

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60 Seconds?!

This is part of a new series of quick video tutorials on Tuts+. We’re aiming to introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you’d like to see explained in 60 seconds!

Closed Captions

Raw files capture all the photographic
data from your camera's sensor when you take

a picture, so no compression or loss of

Color and tonality are just two of the benefits when it comes to

post-production, giving far more control
than if you'd shot jpg. However you need a

special program to read raw files: a parametric
image editor like Adobe Camera Raw. It

takes the linear, unprocessed raw data
from sensor and turns it into a

recognizable image. Camera Raw is far less
cluttered and intimidating than other

image editing software, meaning you can
intuitively find your way around with a

greater level of control. It's also non-destructive, so every change you make

is just a different way of displaying
the image rather than actually changing it.

Finally, file sizes associated with
raw capture can be really large, so in

addition to a big, fast memory card you
need the hard drive space and processing

capabilities to edit them in Camera Raw.
I'm Marie Gardner, that was Adobe Camera Raw

in 60 seconds.

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