Chapter 3: Working with Camera Raw
In This Chapter
Getting familiar with Camera Raw
Understanding the Camera Raw settings
Using the raw converter to make tweaks
When you work with digital photos in Elements, the file format of your images is an important point to consider. You choose this format before you take pictures, and the format carries over to your computer when you pull images off your camera.
The most common file formats that digital cameras offer are JPEG, TIFF, and Camera Raw, although some cameras offer other options. Low-cost, point-and-shoot cameras offer you only the JPEG format. The more expensive cameras, including the digital SLR types, offer you both JPEG and Camera Raw; some cameras offer JPEG and/or TIFF, and Camera Raw.
This chapter aims to give you an understanding of how to work with Camera Raw files.
Understanding Camera Raw
Cameras that produce JPEG images process images with JPEG compression before saving them. It’s as though your camera ...