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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.

Adobe Discards Valuable Metadata When Processing RAW Files

Cameras record a ton of information about the exposure settings of your camera, and these have been standardized into EXIF metadata fields. What few people realize is that metadata is not limited to these standard fields, and your camera is recording far more information than you ever thought possible.

Google Camera Testing RAW + JPEG Support: Report

The Google Camera app is definitely not the most advanced photo and video capture app available to Android users, but a new report suggests Google is testing a feature that will definitely appeal to photo loving users: RAW + JPEG shooting.

Why Its Absolutely OK to Give RAW Files Away

I started reading about how to become a professional wedding photographer some time in late 2010. Whether it was on DWF, POTN or Whirlpool, the same advice was being recycled.

Never give away your RAW files

But why?

Why Don’t Photographers Give Out RAW Photos?

If you ask a photographer if they can give you the entire set of unedited RAW photos from a shoot, there's a very good chance they're going to say no. No, it's not because they don't want you to have all your memories -- it's because they only want to deliver their very best finished work.

This is a question that's been weighing on photographer Jessica Kobeissi's mind, so she decided to make the 5.5-minute video above to share her explanation.

Here’s a Crazy Comparison Between RAW and JPEG

When starting out in photography, a lot of beginners are confused about RAW and JPEG formats while shooting. There are plenty of explanations out there, but with us being photographers, it's easier for us to comprehend a visual reference.

I've had the option of shooting RAW since my Canon 20D over 10 years ago and even though I've never shot JPEG since then, I never actually compared a RAW with JPEG to see the data I would've been losing if I let the camera compress the files itself.

DNG: The Pros, Cons, and Myths of the Adobe Raw File Format

Is it wise to convert your raw files to the Adobe DNG format? If you are using Lightroom or Photoshop with Camera Raw, you have the option to convert your master files to DNG. In this article I want to focus on the benefits of converting, the reasons why converting to DNG may not always be ideal or necessary, as well as tackle some of the misinformation about DNG.

Reuters Issues a Worldwide Ban on RAW Photos

Reuters has implemented a new worldwide policy for freelance photographers that bans photos that were processed from RAW files. Photographers must now only send photos that were originally saved to their cameras as JPEGs.

Canon’s 120MP DSLR RAW Files are 210MB Each

Earlier this week, Canon announced that it's developing a new DSLR that captures a staggering 120 megapixels. If you're interested in purchasing one if/when it hits the market, here's a tip: start stocking up on memory cards NOW.

You'll need a huge amount of storage space because the RAW files captured by the camera take up 210 megabytes each.

DJI Launches ZENMUSE X5 and X5R Micro Four Thirds Cameras for the Inspire 1

DJI today announced their new ZENMUSE X5 series of Micro Four Thirds Cameras for the Inspire 1 drone system. Featuring increased dynamic range, interchangeable lens compatibility, remote focus and aperture control, and lossless 4K RAW video recording, the ZENMUSE X5 series is ready to take on the high-performance world of aerial photography with two distinct models.

See The World Through The Eyes of Animals With This RAW Processing Software

If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing the world through the eyes of a wild animal or insect, then you happen to be in luck. A team led by scientist Jolyon Troscianko at the University of Exeter in the UK has developed an application that processes RAW image data and then converts it into a result that showcases the way various animals might view their surroundings. Best of all, the software is open source and you can download it today.

Adobe: Next Camera Raw Update to be the Last for Photoshop CS6

Creatives utilizing Adobe’s software suite who have yet to buy into the company’s Creative Cloud will soon find some of their updates coming to an abrupt halt. Adobe has announced that the upcoming release of Adobe Camera Raw v9.1.1 will be the last version available for CS6 users. Those looking to continue receiving the latest updates will need to upgrade to a monthly or yearly Creative Cloud subscription.

Sphericam 2: 4K 60FPS 360-Degree Video Optimized for Oculus VR

With every report of virtual reality news, we seem to step closer and closer to a world such as the one depicted in Ernest Cline’s Science Fiction novel, Ready Player One. Today is no exception as we report on the new Sphericam 2: a 4K 360-degree video camera for transporting minds through the power of audio and video. The product, launched by Jeffery Martin, is on Kickstarter looking to meet its $150,000 goal, and it is almost there thanks to 130 generous backers thus far.

Speed Editing a RAW Landscape Photo in 5 Minutes with Photoshop

If you're just starting out in Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw, and/or landscape photography, here's a video you may find enlightening. Landscape photographer Joshua Cripps offers a quick walkthrough of his post-processing methods, turning a straight-out-of-camera RAW photo of a lake scene into a finished shot.