CP4500 has a RAW mode!

Started Jan 21, 2003 | Discussions thread
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dh3x Junior Member • Posts: 28
Re: Pardon my ignorance....

Does Nikon Capture come with CP4500? I seem to have only Nikon View. And what is Nikon Editor? Where can I get them?

Thanks.

AlexMld wrote:
When you shoot in JPG the camera applies all the curves to the data
from CCD and then saves it in 8-bit per pixel jpg which is also
lossy. It may be not bad if you set all the parameters like WB,
contrast, sharpness, saturation and even exposition right. But in
many cases the images need some color or brightness etc
adjustments. Imagine you set the WB wrong or contrast too low or
too high - you will lose the information. RAW images do not have
contrast, WB, sharpness etc yet applied - you apply it later having
time to finetune the images. You can even compensate for over- or
under exposure as 12-bits have much wider dynamic range then
8-bits. In Nikon Capture you can apply your own curves and bring
out some details from shadows for example which would not be
possible in JPG. Taking pictures in RAW decreases the number of
parameters you should think of when taking pictures (there are to
many of them). You can forget about contrast and WB etc and put it
off untill you're home. Also it has no JPG artifacts and is smaller
than tiff while having more information. Also external algorithms
are more powerfull then built in the camera - the camera should be
fast saving pictures so there is no much time to do sophisticated
interpolation or sharpness.
They call RAW a "digital negative" - it gives more flexibility in
post-processing.

Eightlake wrote:

What is the benefit for me to use this RAW format for pictures. I
seem to be doing just fine with jpg format? I love the pictures my
4500 produces and combined with PS it is way beyond my limited
capabilities anyway.
Regards,
Gene

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