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To bring a raw camera file into Corel PHOTO-PAINT


Bringing raw camera files into Corel PHOTO-PAINT

When you open single or multiple raw camera files in Corel PHOTO-PAINT, they are first displayed in the Camera Raw Lab. You can use the controls in the Camera Raw Lab to adjust the color and tone of the raw camera images. If you are satisfied with the adjustments of a file, you can apply the same adjustments to the remaining files.

After processing raw camera files, you can edit them further by using the tools and effects available in Corel PHOTO-PAINT. Then, you can save the raw camera files as TIFF or JPEG files, or you can save them to any other file format supported by Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

Note that raw camera files cannot be saved to a raw camera file format in Corel PHOTO-PAINT. Any changes made to the raw camera files in the Camera Raw Lab are lost unless you save the files to a supported file format.


Processing raw camera files

The Camera Raw Lab includes controls that are organized in a logical order for color correction and other adjustments of raw camera images. It is recommended that you start from the top of the Color page and work your way down. Once you finish correcting the color and tone of your image, you can sharpen it and remove noise by using the controls on the Detail page. For information about the settings on the Color page, see “Adjusting the color and tone of raw camera files.” For information about the settings on the Detail page, see “Sharpening and reducing noise in raw camera files.”

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Camera Raw Lab: circled numbers correspond to the numbers in the following table, which describes the main components of the lab.

Control
Description
1. Rotation tools
Let you rotate the image 90 degrees clockwise and counterclockwise
2. Zooming and panning tools
Let you zoom in and out of an image displayed in the preview window, pan an image displayed at a zoom level higher than 100%, and fit an image to the preview window
3. Preview modes and Preview window
Let you preview the adjustments made to a raw camera image in a single or split window. To compare the original and the adjusted image, you can display them side by side.
4. Color page
Contains controls that let you adjust the color and tone of raw camera images to remove color casts and reveal hidden detail
5. Detail page
Contains controls that let you remove noise from raw camera images
6. Properties page
Contains controls that let you view information about a raw camera image, such as size, color mode, and camera settings
7. Undo and Redo buttons
Let you undo and redo the last action you performed
8. Reset to original button
Lets you clear all corrections so that you can start with the original raw camera image
9. Create snapshot
Lets you capture the corrected version of an image in a “snapshot” at any time. Thumbnails of the snapshots appear in a window below the image.
10. Hints area
Displays information about the active control
11. Histogram
Lets you preview the tonal range of the image.


To bring a raw camera file into Corel PHOTO-PAINT

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Do one of the following:
Click File Photo Paint onestep Bringing raw camera files into Corel PHOTO PAINT Open.
Click File Photo Paint onestep Bringing raw camera files into Corel PHOTO PAINT Import.
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Select a raw camera file or multiple raw camera files, and click Open or Import.
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In the Camera Raw Lab, adjust the color and tone of the raw camera image. If necessary, you can also sharpen the image and reduce the amount of noise.
If you selected multiple raw camera files and want to apply the same adjustments to all of them, enable the Apply to all remaining files check box.

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You can choose to crop or resample a raw camera image before processing it in the Camera Raw Lab. For more information, see “To crop an image while importing” and “To resample an image while importing.”
 
You can rotate the image by clicking the Rotate left button Photo Paint pgx rotate left button Bringing raw camera files into Corel PHOTO PAINT or Rotate right button Photo Paint pgx rotate right button Bringing raw camera files into Corel PHOTO PAINT.

Bringing raw camera files into Corel PHOTO-PAINT