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Shooting it RAW

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on May 21st, 02008

Wired is running a good piece on what exactly the RAW file format is, and why you should always use it on your digital camera. It is a good reminder that most compression formats cheat us out of precious (but now cheap and plentiful) data bits, either through “lossy” algorithms or their very proprietary nature.

update:  It was pointed out that in fact many RAW formats themselves are proprietary.  This is a good point and care should be taken to be sure you store your images in an open format like PNG for the long haul.

Public data and proprietary systems…
Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander
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