What is a Raw File?

JPEG vs Raw file

Understanding the basics of photography and how digital images are stored is important if you want to be able to produce great images. Using tools such as Photoshop for editing can greatly enhance an image, but how it’s stored on your camera in the first place can make a big difference to what you can do to it later on.

Our Photoshop course not only tells you how to edit images, but gives you the technical understanding behind different types of image files, how colours are made up and how to understand image size and resolution. We also offer Advanced Photoshop training for those who want to take their technical knowledge further.

To get you started, here’s some information about Raw files, and when you might want to store images on your camera as Raw instead of as JPEGs.

What is a Raw File?

A Raw file is simply an exact recording of the data that is produced by the sensors of a camera. Like negatives, they need processing to be turned into an actual image file. You need specialist software like Photoshop to view them, and as soon as you make any changes to a Raw file, it becomes an image file and must be saved as a jpg, png, psd or similar. Images in the form of Raw files can’t have been manipulated, so they can be used as evidence in court. Read the rest of “What is a Raw File?”

Shooting Awesome Photos on Your Cruise

Make sure your holiday photos are good enough to show off with a Photoshop course. Adobe’s powerful image editing software is great for bringing out the best in your photos and highlighting details you may have missed – as demonstrated in the Photoshop CS6 preview video where a poor quality mobile shot of the Eiffel Tower is turned into something to be proud of. First though, you want to take some great photos, here are some tips for cruise photography that can also be applied to travelling in general…

Good news for the young and the young at heart! Cruises are no longer just for middle-aged couples and aging members of the upper class. The 21st Century cruiser can be any age; single, coupled up or with a family in tow. Today they’re usually in search of easy going travels, entertainment and enlightenment whilst seeing the world in style.

You see, many modern cruisers are not climbing aboard in order to sit on deck 24/7 for the next two weeks and have their every need waited on: they want to experience the wonders of the world with no need to worry about lugging an oversized rucksack around or dealing with rammed and rickety transport between destinations.

Not only that, but the modern day cruiser wants to make memories that will last a lifetime, which is good, because a cruise presents the perfect opportunity for practicing your photography skills.

If you want to remember the sights and scenes of your cruise and its port calls forever, read on for our top tips to help you shoot awesome snapshots on and off the deck.

Travel Light

While we’d all like to utilise our best equipment for every shot, you didn’t embark on your cruise to be crippled down with the weight of half a camera shop. Read the rest of “Shooting Awesome Photos on Your Cruise”

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