The Best Explanation of RAW Photography I’ve Ever Seen

Posted by Matt Birchler
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Understanding ProRAW. A journey into cameras, RAW, and a look… | by Ben Sandofsky | Dec, 2020 | Halide

To understand what makes it so special, the first half of this post explains how a digital camera develops a photo. Then we go on to explain the strengths and weaknesses of traditional RAWs. Finally, we dive into what’s unique about ProRAW, how it changes the game, and its few remaining drawbacks.

Boom! This is the explainer you've always wanted but have been too afraid to ask for. Ben discusses the technical process of digital photography in a fun, clearly written way and I loved it.

Also this ditty:

This may be surprising to some: ProRAW is not a proprietary or closed format. Credit where it is due: Apple deserves kudos for bringing their improvements to the DNG standard. When you shoot with ProRAW, there’s absolutely nothing locking your photos into the Apple ecosystem.