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The Best Photo I’ve Ever Taken Was a JPEG

Alright, I don’t know if it’s the best photo I’ve ever taken, but it’s one of my favorites and it’s been the most popular photo I’ve posted recently on Facebook and Instagram.

5 Reasons to Shoot in Raw Instead of JPEG

If you're just getting started in digital photography, you may be wondering about the choice between shooting JPEG files and shooting in raw. Here's a quick 2-minute video by B&H in which photographer David Flores explains the benefits of a raw workflow.

The Power of RAW on the iPhone

I take a lot of photos. Usually, I pack either a Sony a7R II or a Leica M -- two cameras with massive sensors and brilliant lenses. But lately, I’ve been shooting exclusively with the iPhone X, and have found it absolutely excellent.

A Close Look at the Quality of iPhone 8 Plus RAW Photos

A few weeks back I ran some tests on the RAW files taken with the latest iPad Pro. Frankly, I was pretty impressed, the quality was indeed considerably better than what’s possible on my “soon to be replaced iPhone 6S Plus”. Those test results got me quite excited because I fully expected to find the DNGs produced by the new iPhone 8 Plus would be a small step further step up the quality ladder.

Fujifilm X Raw Studio to Offload RAW Conversion from CPU to Camera

Alongside its new X-E3 mirrorless camera and XF 80mm f/2.8 Macro lens, Fujifilm has also announced the development of a new RAW conversion program called "Fujifilm X Raw Studio." This software is different from others in that it's designed to offload work from your computer's CPU by using your camera's processor to convert RAW photos.

This Eclipse Photo Shows the Power of Shooting RAW

Here's an eye-opening example that shows the power of shooting RAW. Photographer Dan Plucinski captured a beautiful photo of the solar eclipse yesterday, and this is the before-and-after comparison showing the straight-out-of-camera image (on left) compared to the edited one (on right).

Wesaturate Lets You Download Free RAW Photos for Editing Practice

They say 'practice makes perfect,' and if you want to practice your photo editing, you need some RAW files. That's where a new site/service called Wesaturate comes in. If you don't have time to go out and shoot your own RAWs, or you want more variety, the site wants to provide a source of free RAW files for everyone.

Lightroom Mobile Adds Powerful RAW HDR Capture Mode in Latest Update

Adobe released a major update for Lightroom Mobile on both iOS and Android today. And in addition to a few simple features like "speed review" and a notification widget for iOS, and radial & linear selection tools for Android, Adobe dropped a bombshell: RAW HDR capture... on your smartphone.

Get More Performance Out of Your X-Trans Sensor with This Free Software

In my previous article on the difficulty FujiFilm’s X-Trans sensor has preserving fine color detail, I used the free software Darktable to process the RAW examples. I showed how, specifically in terms of color detail, Darktable was able to do a better job than FujiFilm’s own processing.

3 Common Misconceptions About Your Camera’s Histogram

If you're obsessive about checking every exposure on your camera's histogram, this informative little video is a must-watch. In it, Matt Granger covers three common misconceptions about your camera's histogram that many photographers—even experienced shooters—might be falling prey to.

OnePlus 3 Smartphone RAW Photo Review

The OnePlus 3 smartphone amazed me in many ways. There are many things I love about this phone: from the build quality, to the speed of the Android interface. But the camera is where this phone really shines.

iPhone 7 Plus Camera Review: iPhone JPEG vs iPhone RAW vs Sony A7R II

As a full time professional photographer, I try to remind people that the best camera you have is the one you have with you. Since I have yet to permanently graft a DSLR onto my body, my best camera is often my iPhone. So, is the new iPhone 7 Plus good enough to help alleviate the anxiety I get every time I leave my camera at home? Let’s find out!

Snapseed Can Now Edit RAW Photos on iOS

Snapseed has just released version 2.9 of its popular Android and iOS photo editing apps. This latest update brings RAW editing to the iOS app, giving Snapseed full RAW support on both major platforms. RAW files from 144 different camera models are currently supported.

Rumor: Sony to Adopt Uncompressed 16-Bit RAW Format in the Future

We definitely suggest reading this particular rumor with the mouse in one hand and a salt shaker in the other. It seems Sony is considering adopting a new RAW format to take full advantage of the improved dynamic range and resolution of image sensors coming down the pipe.

Lightroom Mobile Can Now Edit Any RAW File

This is pretty big: Adobe today announced a major update for Lightroom for Mobile, and one of the exciting new features is the app's new ability to open any type of RAW file that can be opened on Lightroom for Desktop.