Category Archives: Camera RAW

Olympus E-PL7 Digital Camera

The Olympus E-PL7 is a mirrorless digital camera. It supports RAW format and supports many Olympus lenses. It comes with a 14-42 Zuiko zoom lens. At 4.5 inches wide an .79 pounds, this little powerhouse may be the perfect travel camera for you. Did I mention that ii is WiFi enabled and is perfect tor taking selfies? You may purchase it from Amazon for $399.00

Adobe’s New Dual-Pixel Format

Canon introduced a new digital photography format, dual-pixel RAW, with their latest DSLR, the $3,500 Mark IV. I lets photographers fine-tune the focus of a shot after they have taken it. To take advantage of the new format though, you will have to use Adobe’s new photo editing software, Digital Photo Professional. The company plans to add this format to its Photoshop and Lightroom applications eventually.

Applying Camera RAW as Filter in Photoshop

Many of use like to work on our images in Camera RAW before we work on them in Photoshop. Even if I did not shoot an image in RAW mode I often open the JPEG in Camera Raw by selecting Open AS > Camera RAW from the File menu in Photoshop. The latest versions, Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) makes this process easier. To use this new filter:

1. Duplicate Background layer. (Never, ever, ever make any adjustments to the Background layer unless you want someone to stake you to an ant hill!)

2. On the menu select Filter > Camera RAW.

3. Apply the RAW filter and open your image in Photoshop to finish editing. 

NOTE: IF YOU BUY A NEW CAMERA YOU MAY HAVE TO GO THE WEB AND DOWNLOAD THE VERSION OF RAW THAT WORKS WITH YOUR CAMERA.