Posts Tagged ‘raw’

Nokia Publishes DNG RAW Image Samples Taken with Lumia Phones to Silence Critics

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When Nokia announced that the new Lumia 1520 and the current Lumia 1020 would both soon have DNG Raw capabilities, the response was polarized — half of the smartphone photo community was excited, the other half skeptical. Would these files really give you the latitude that RAW is known for? Or would they just be a massive waste of hard drive space. Read more…

Nokia Merges Smart and Pro Camera Apps, Brings Raw DNG Support to 1020 and 1520

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Earlier today, Nokia let fly a slew of announcements at their Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi. And, as you might expect from the people that brought you the 41-megapixel PureView smartphone camera, a few of them have to do with pushing mobile photography to the next level. Read more…

Google+ Unveils Improved RAW-to-JPEG Conversion, Supports Over 70 Cameras

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It’s hardly news that Google+ is doing its damnedest to secure itself as the social network of choice for the photographic community. And the network’s ability to handle full-size RAW uploads, in addition to the easy-to-manage system and powerful new in-browser editing tools, in many ways already makes it a shoo-in for that title.

But get ready, because Google isn’t done yet. Another update has been pushed Google+’s way, and this time it concerns your RAW photos. Or, more specifically, how good they look when they’re automatically converted to JPEGs for viewing. Read more…

Digital Bolex Sample Footage Shows Off the Power of RAW Video in Low Light

We told you about it in March of 2012, but the Digital Bolex D16 Cinema RAW camera only just made it into a few choice cinematographers hands this month, giving them a chance to put together sample footage that’ll make the videographers out there salivate.

And although we don’t typically spend much time on high end video equipment, the most recent demo video shot with the D16 is a great example of just how much shadow detail you can pull out of RAW footage. Read more…

Create a Smaller, Emailable Copy of Your RAW Photo Using Lightroom’s Export

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Need to send someone some RAW photographs but hate the fact that they weigh tens of megabytes each? You can actually resize the files to smaller sizes quite easily in Lightroom, making sending small copies back and forth a snap.
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A Look at the Pros and Cons of Shooting RAW vs H.264

Ever since the Magic Lantern folks unlocked the ability to shoot RAW video on the 5D Mark III (and, subsequently, a few more cameras after that) the DSLR world has been buzzing with excitement. The added dynamic range and detail seem make RAW video the easy choice over H.264 in any situation.

But is that really the case? In the video above, Learning DSLR Video‘s Dave Dugdale explains the pros and cons of Magic Lantern RAW over H.264, and when it might be better to just stick with the standard format. Read more…

LightZone Photo Editing Software is Now Open Source and Completely Free

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Photographers still irked about about Adobe’s decision to make Photoshop rental-only have a new alternative with the re-release of the pioneering LightZone application as a free, open-source program for Windows, Linux and (eventually) Mac OS.
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The Future of the iPhone Camera: How the New iPhone May Forever Change the Way We Think About Pro Photography

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As Apple’s WWDC kicks off this week, my thoughts keep coming back to the heated debate with my friends about the future of photography.

Let me step back for a second. Marissa Mayer famously said a few weeks ago that there’s no such thing as professional photographer anymore. The Internet rage followed, and she apologized, saying that what she meant is that we all take photos now. And it’s true. Nothing has revolutionized photography and made it truly global as Apple’s iPhone.
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WebRAW Utlility Introduces Simple RAW Viewing to Firefox

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When it comes to viewing and editing RAW photos, many photographers turn to editing software such as Adobe Lightroom or Apple’s Aperture. But one developer hopes to harness the power behind web browsers to view — and potentially edit — RAW image files.
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Pics.io Wants to Bring RAW Photo Editing to a Browser Near You

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Traditionally, a photographer’s post-processing workflow does not include a web browser, but rather, tools like Lightroom and Aperture. Pics.io is hoping to change that, and is working to bring serious RAW picture editing and collaborating to the web browser.

The start-up, founded by three Ukranian entrepreneurs, uses WebGL technology (which, in short, allows web browsers to harness the power of a computer’s graphics card) to make the online tools they offer a reality. The mission? Get more people to dabble into RAW photography by offering easy access to editing tools.
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