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Importing Raw Data from a Digital Camera

Camera raw image file formats are created by most mid to high-end digital cameras and contain all the information about how the image was taken. The raw format turns off all camera adjustments, and simply saves the image information to the digital film. Using the raw format is as close to using traditional film as a digital camera can get. When you open a raw image file, Photoshop opens the Camera Raw Plug-in, which allows you to adjust the image details. For example, you decide where white point, shadows and highlights appear, not the camera. The adjustments available with the Camera Raw Plug-in provide flexibility to produce the best image possible from a camera raw image file. Raw images are larger; however, the increase in file size is actually more information that can be used by the Camera Raw Plug-in to adjust the image. In addition raw images can be converted into 16-bit. When a 16-bit image is opened, you have more control over adjustments, such as tonal and color correction. Once processed, raw images can be saved in the DNG, TIF, PSD, PSB, or JPG formats. You can create an action, or use the Batch, Image Processor or Create Droplet commands, to automate the processing of camera raw files. When a raw file is placed as a Smart Object, Photo-shop embeds the raw data within the document, making it possible to change the raw settings and automatically update the converted layer.


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