Understanding Camera Raw

Topics: Raw image format, Digital photography, Digital camera Pages: 26 (8666 words) Published: June 24, 2013
UNDERSTANDING

CamERa RaW
A BASIC MANUAL FOR BEGINNERS

KARTHIK PASUPATHY R

PHOTOGRAPHY

Published by Karthik Pasupathy Photography Chennai, INDIA

Copyright © Karthik Pasupathy Photography 2013

The methods and protocols referred in the book are taken from various online and print resources. Credit and citations is given for whichever resource referred in writing the book.

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Dedicated to Mom, Dad, friends And Chennai Weekend Clickers

Preface
It is my longtime dream to write a book and publish it for free. But I was so confused on what to write. When I started photography 2010, I came to know that post processing of images play an important role in digital photography. Later in 2011, when I got my first DSLR, I was opened to the world of Adobe camera RAW which is a powerful tool for processing RAW files. A person who’s interested in photography should learn basics of camera as well as post processing as they both go hand in hand in the process of getting a neat image. I have seen many amateur photographers and beginners use Camera RAW. They move the sliders to and fro without knowing what is been done to the image. I was no exception either. Later when I came to know the true purpose of each slider I thought that I should tell it to others too, so that they can do post processing with much better understanding. This is the reason I started writing the book. This book is basically addressed for Beginners and amateurs who are new to digital photography or Camera RAW. This will give them a basic idea about different properties of a Digital Image and how it can be tweaked in order to get the best outcome. When I said book, you would be expecting a voluminous publication. But on the contrary, this book is limited to not more than fifty pages. I don’t want to go on and on about camera RAW as I know most people won’t even be reading it when an e-book is that large. I wanted to cover some basic concepts that should give you an idea when you are post processing your image. A lot of people have helped me to shape up this idea. I should definitely thank them here. First credit goes to Ashok saravanan (Ay ashok), Arun Kumar (Arun titan) and Mahesh B for teaching me all about Adobe camera RAW. They encouraged my effort when I told them about this idea. I should also thank Chennai Weekend Clickers and my friends without which I am nothing. Special thanks go to my best friend Malavika Ramesh who has taken all pains find grammar mistakes in the book. She tried her best to make the book readable. I don’t know how far I have succeeded in my venture. I would like to know that from your frank feedbacks. Whatever queries, comments and suggestions you have, please mail me at karthikpasupathy@outlook.com so that I can implement it when I am writing my next book.

Karthik Pasupathy

INDEX
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Basics of a Digital Image…………………………………………………………………………1 Adobe Camera RAW (ACR)……………………………………………………………………..5 Tools in Adobe Camera RAW………………………………………………………………..10 Batch processing in ACR………………………………………………………………………..26 Workflows…………………………………………………………………………………………….30 Shortcut………………………………………………………………………………………………..36 Bibliography………………………………………………………………………………………….37

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Basics of a Digital Image

Introduction: A digital image is nothing but data or a collection of binary numbers (0’s and 1’s) which ultimately contains all the information necessary for your image. The camera captures the image directly from the scene, processes the image data and stores it in a memory card. In this chapter we are going to see a little bit about how a digital image is captured on a camera, before you see it getting displayed on your digital screen Image capture: The image captured by any normal Digital camera works under the...

Bibliography:     Real World Camera RAW with Adobe Photoshop CS5 by Jeff Schewe and Bruce Fraser http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/extend.html http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/extend.displayTab2.html http://www.thedphoto.com/post_processing/adobe-camera-raw-photoshop-tips-and-tricksyou-wish-you-had-always-known/     http://www.earthboundlight.com/phototips/adobe-camera-raw-acr-tips-tricks.html http://www.photoshopcafe.com/cs4/cameraraw.htm http://shuttermonks.com/adobe-camera-raw-part-3-advanced-tips/ http://www.practicalphotoshopmag.com/2012/05/25/how-to-improve-skin-tone-in-adobecamera-raw/  http://www.photoshopsupport.com/photoshop-cs4/tutorials/adobe-camera-raw-acr-cs4camera-raw-tips.html      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raw_image_format http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/camera-sensors.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayer_filter http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/RAW-file-format.htm http://photo.tutsplus.com/tutorials/post-processing/adobe-camera-raw-for-beginners-basicadjustments/  http://photoshoptutorials.ws/photoshop-tutorials/photo-retouching/amazing-landscapesusing-adobe-camera-raw-and-adobe-photoshop/   http://photoshoptutorials.ws/other-tutorials/photography-tutorials/raw-vs-jpeg/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05YEzK-fvZw
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