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Old 29th January 2011
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Re: RAW files

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I suppose so. But then one can always scan a printed photo and shop it.

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True but one can also scan a negative and slide with a dedicated film scanner and get as much resolution and bit depth as in a raw file and Photoshop it.

A better analogy would be that raw is like the undeveloped film that is developed at home or at the lab, the home developed film has more care in how the image is extracted from the film by special developers and specialist processing, the print from this will always have more detail than a print from a standard production line develop (jpeg engine) when it is took into the darkroom/photoshop.
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True but one can also scan a negative and slide with a dedicated film scanner and get as much resolution and bit depth as in a raw file and Photoshop it.
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A better analogy would be that raw is like the undeveloped film that is developed at home or at the lab, the home developed film has more care in how the image is extracted from the film by special developers and specialist processing, the print from this will always have more detail than a print from a standard production line develop (jpeg engine) when it is took into the darkroom/photoshop.
I guess it would be a better fit, true.

I never developed a film print myself so I suppose I'm only aware of the possibility of self developing a film negative on an intellectual level: but then I suppose part of the raison d'etre of this thread is that many people would only be similarly aware of raw files.

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I follow all the arguments in favour of shooting "RAW" and have tried it a few times with several of the "development" tools - the free ones, naturally.

I have waggled the various sliders back and forth and not really obtained any effects other than those obtainable by tweaking the histogram levels in the GIMP. I have ended up exporting to jpeg having made very little difference to the picture.

Can anyone point me to where I can read up something on this, and/or can anyone suggest a systematic series of steps to take to improve a given image?

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