In this article I’m going to show the benefits of storing the photos in RAW “format”. I’ll be also decribing GNU/Linux tools that can help you with processing such images.
I framed the word “format” with quotation marks on purpose, since it’s not a particular way of saving an image; it is rather an umbrella term for many formats, implemented by digital camera manufacturers in their products. Nikon makes use of the nefraf format, etc. format with partially hidden info about correction curves, Fuji has its
The term RAW, used in the field of digital photography, comes from English and has the same meaning as “raw”. It is common for manufacturers to supply customers with software for decoding their proprietary software.