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Chapter 1. Digital Camera Raw > The Digital Negative

The Digital Negative

If you've digested this chapter, you'll doubtless have concluded that, like most analogies, the one that equates digital raw with film negative isn't perfect—raw capture doesn't offer the kind of exposure latitude we expect from negative film. But in a great many other respects, it holds true.

Both offer a means for capturing an unrendered image, providing a great deal of freedom in how you render that image post-capture. Both allow you to experiment and produce many different renderings of the same image, while leaving the actual capture unchanged.


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