RAW files help to reveal greater shadow and highlight details
Published January 1, 2004
Updated November 18, 2016
From the beginning, photography has always involved an inherent frustration. Our eyes can see an incredible range, from details in the darkest shadows to rich colors in sunlit patches—film has never even come close to recording this range. Nail the highlights, and shadow areas often turn featureless black. Expose the deep shadow detail, and say goodbye to the lighter third of the image.
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