O'Reilly logo

The Photoshop Lightroom Workbook by Jamie Spritzer, Seth Resnick

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 2

image

Understanding File Formats and Shooting RAW

Shooting in RAW Mode

RAW is the digital capture format that provides photographers with ultimate flexibility and allows them to produce the optimum file for delivery to clients and reproduction. The RAW format provides the most data, which is the basis for generating the best final image. This format contains all of the actual data captured by the camera’s CCD or CMOS sensor. Finally and most importantly, capturing RAW format files gives you a true original, a digital negative. You can always return to your original and process it differently.

In the world of film-based shooting, once the ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required