RAW? What doe you mean by 'RAW'???? Really....

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by scurver, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. scurver

    scurver Guest

    Please explain to me what the term, 'RAW' means in photo
    lingo.........

    Thanks


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    scurver, Oct 26, 2006
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  2. Brian Sullivan, Oct 26, 2006
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    Tony Polson Guest

    A RAW image is one which has been subjected to the absolute minimum of
    electronic processing in the camera. Think of a RAW file as a digital
    version of a film negative that can be processed in different ways to
    obtain different results.

    If you use JPG images from a digital camera, they will have had things
    like sharpening and noise reduction applied in the camera. Taking the
    RAW image enables you to do these things in a suitable software
    package on your PC/Mac, allowing you far greater control and (in
    theory at least) allowing you to obtain a finished image of
    significantly higher quality.

    If you store the RAW image, at a later date you can process it again
    in a different way and have the potential to get an even better
    finished image.
     
    Tony Polson, Oct 26, 2006
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  4. That's all true, but why do people spell it in all capitals? It's not
    an acronym.
     
    Måns Rullgård, Oct 26, 2006
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    Rod Williams Guest

    Who cares. This is a Photography Newsgroup. Maybe we should figure out
    how it is said in spanish.
     
    Rod Williams, Oct 26, 2006
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  6. Requires A lot of Work.

    Cheers,
    DuncanC
     
    Duncan Chesley, Oct 26, 2006
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    Cynicor Guest

    Because it's sometimes used as a file extension. Like saying "EXE file."

    I think a more important question is why your letter a's are wearing
    little hats. WELL?
     
    Cynicor, Oct 26, 2006
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    g n p Guest

    Excellent!!
     
    g n p, Oct 26, 2006
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  9. Shoot CRUDO now, and process it later...

    ;-)
     
    Floyd L. Davidson, Oct 26, 2006
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    Ben Brugman Guest

    It's not a letter 'a', it's a different letter than an 'a', this is at least
    what
    I did understand from the Swedisch Alphabeth. But it shure does look
    like an 'a'. But then an 0 looks like an 'O'.

    ben
     
    Ben Brugman, Oct 26, 2006
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    Tony Polson Guest


    That's true, it isn't.

    I used to work for a company that spelt its name all in capitals. Yet
    the name of the company was actually the surname of the founder, so
    only the first letter should have been capitalised. It was apparently
    done for emphasis. I read a magazine that has its title in capitals,
    yet that is just a word that describes the content and therefore
    should not have more than the first letter capitalised.
     
    Tony Polson, Oct 27, 2006
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  12. Not hats, circles. An a with a hat looks like this: â
    That's correct.
     
    Måns Rullgård, Oct 27, 2006
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    DoN. Nichols Guest

    But even Windows no longer requires extensions (or all of the
    file name, for that matter) in upper case. That was a limitation of
    MS-DOS, and certain other OS's -- including mainframes, which used a
    different characterset, and squeezed more characters into a single word
    by using only the six bits needed to represent digits and upper-case.
    Some of them even ran some specialized compression on filenames, which
    was one factor in what limited the length of the names originally.

    Certainly in unix filesystems, filenames are sometimes
    upper-case only so they will sort to the beginning of the directory,
    since unlike Windows they use a case-sensitive sort.

    Enjoy,
    DoN.
     
    DoN. Nichols, Oct 27, 2006
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  14. All I see for those letters on my screen are question marks. But then,
    I'm using Windows Code Page 1253 (English/Greek).
     
    Alexander Arnakis, Oct 27, 2006
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    Luke Bosman Guest

    When I say that I take care to raise my voice too.

    cheers,
    Luke
     
    Luke Bosman, Oct 27, 2006
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    Kate Guest


    Yes, but just think what interesting cocktail party conversation it would
    make.
     
    Kate, Oct 28, 2006
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    jack Guest

    wrote:
    : Please explain to me what the term, 'RAW' means in photo
    : lingo.........
    :

    Another in a long series off lame-ass posts from the 'gmail' domain. Geez!

    j.
     
    jack, Oct 28, 2006
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