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Previewing raw camera files and obtaining image information

By previewing raw camera files in various ways, you can evaluate the color and tone adjustments you make. For example, you can rotate images, pan to a new area, zoom in or out, and choose how to display the processed image in the preview window.

You can obtain information about the color mode, size, and resolution of a raw camera file. In addition, you can obtain information about the camera and camera settings used when the photo was taken.


To preview a raw camera file

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Do one of the following:
Click File Photo Paint onestep Previewing raw camera files and obtaining image information Open.
Click File Photo Paint onestep Previewing raw camera files and obtaining image information 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, perform a task from the following table.

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Do the following
Pan to another area of an image
Using the Pan tool Photo Paint pgx pan tool Previewing raw camera files and obtaining image information, drag the image until the area that you want to see is visible.
Zoom in and out
Using the Zoom in tool Photo Paint pgx zoomin tool Previewing raw camera files and obtaining image information or Zoom out tool Photo Paint pgx zoomout tool Previewing raw camera files and obtaining image information, click in the preview window.

You can also zoom in and out by dragging the Zoom slider.
Fit an image in the preview window
Click the Zoom to fit Photo Paint pgx zoom fit button Previewing raw camera files and obtaining image information button.
Display an image at its actual size
Click the 100% Photo Paint pgx zoom100 button Previewing raw camera files and obtaining image information button.
View the corrected image in a single preview window
Click the Full preview button Photo Paint pgx full preview Previewing raw camera files and obtaining image information.
View the corrected image in one window and the original image in another window
Click the Before and after full preview button Photo Paint pgx before full preview Previewing raw camera files and obtaining image information.
View the image in one window with a divider between the original and corrected versions
Click the Before and after split preview button Photo Paint pgx bef split preview Previewing raw camera files and obtaining image information. Move your pointer over the dashed divider line, and drag to move the divider to another area of the image.


To obtain information about a raw camera file

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Do one of the following:
Click File Photo Paint onestep Previewing raw camera files and obtaining image information Open.
Click File Photo Paint onestep Previewing raw camera files and obtaining image information Import.
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Select a raw camera file, and click Open or Import.
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In the Camera Raw Lab, click the Properties tab, and view any of the properties that are available for the selected raw camera file, such as color space, camera manufacturer and model, focal length, exposure time, and ISO speed ratings.

Previewing raw camera files and obtaining image information