Section One: Raw Basics
Raw School 101
What is Raw?
An extra processing step
Behold the new negative
Why bother with Raw? Why not just stick to JPEG?
When only the best will do!
Making the switch
Raw as a Learning Tool
Advantages of Shooting Raw
Proprietary and Open RAW file formats
A little more background information please!
I’ll be back with you in a byte
Working with bit files?
Eight or sixteen?
EXIF? What is EXIF?
sRGB Color space: You Pays Your Money and Takes Yer Chance
Shooting in Raw Mode
Getting set to shoot in the Raw
Changing your wokflow to accommodate
Implications for capture variables or camera parameters
Capturing your fist Raw picture
01 Enablling the Camera
02 Determining pixel dimensions
03 Picking bit depth
04 Adjusting color settings-saturation, white balance and color space
05 Managing the tones-contrast control
06 Applyigng sharpening and noise reduction
08 Establishing exposure
Raw versus non-raw capture workflow
Raw Capable Cameras
Other considerations when capturing Raw
Downloading Raw Files
Camera to computer
Card Reader to Computer
Operation System based downloads
Windows step by step
The Microsoft Raw Image Thumbnailer and Viewer for Windows XP
Macintosh Step by step
Camera specific download
Nikon’s download manager