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The Digital Photography Workflow Handbook by Uwe Steinmueller, Juergen Gulbins

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Buzzwords You Should Know

The following section contains explanations of some important terms you will encounter in the course of this book: non-destructive processing, non-modal editing, selective correction, all-in-one programs, and image attributes.

Non-destructive Processing

This term refers to image editing and processing steps that are not immediately saved to the actual image data, but that are saved separately as a set of parameters that can be applied to the image. The correction concerned will be applied visually to the preview image but is saved separately, either in a database, in a special segment of the image data, or in a separate file. Some programs use a combination of these techniques, such as Adobe Lightroom. All RAW editors are ...

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