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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:40 pm 
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I decided to take some raws, it has been said that you have editing functions that you wouldn't otherwise have with JPG (I was under that impression).

I used the RAW convertor in Photoscape, and it has just converted them to JPGs.

But how do I take advantage of them, and what can I do with RAWs apart from converting them?

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Use the Digital Photo Professional software that came with your 500D. You can use Photoshop or Elements too, but the Canon software is very good and is designed for their camera.

You can adjust exposure, sharpness etc, basically everything the camera does with a RAW file to produce a JPEG. The difference is that the camera does this in milliseconds according to set algorhythms and the user selectable options in the Picture Style. With a RAW file you can adjust these yourself to suit the effect you were after. It takes time though...

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Sounds good - I'll have to have a go with that :D

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aye, by all means, but in my recent experience going back to shooting JPEG, the camera is a pretty clever bugger and gets it right the majority of the time. You get many more pics on your card too...I'm using RAW selectively now, just for those difficult shots. Saves a lot of time!

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