Using raw camera files
Raw camera files contain picture data that is captured by the image censor of a digital camera. These files are called raw because, unlike JPEG and TIFF files, they contain minimal in-camera processing and need to be edited and prepared for printing in an image-editing application.
With raw camera files, you can control the processing of image data, rather than having the camera make automatic color adjustments and conversions. You can adjust the white balance, tonal range, contrast, color saturation, and sharpness of a raw image without any loss of image quality. In addition, you can reprocess raw images at any time to achieve the results you want. In this sense, raw camera files can be compared to an exposed but undeveloped film.
To take advantage of raw camera files, you need to set your camera to save files to its own raw file format. Corel PHOTO-PAINT lets you open and import raw camera files from supported camera models. To view a list of supported cameras, visit the Corel Knowledge Base.