20D 'standard' sharpening setting also RAW

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  1. Guest

    1. Is the 'middle' setting of Sharpness (as in Parameter 2) on
    the 20D no sharpening?

    2. When RAW files are produced, are they sharpened as per
    sharpening settings in the camera? If so, why, shouldn't RAW
    be 'raw'? with basically just the raw sensor data put into a file?

    W
     
    , Jul 2, 2005
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  2. Mark² Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 1. Is the 'middle' setting of Sharpness (as in Parameter 2) on
    > the 20D no sharpening?
    >
    > 2. When RAW files are produced, are they sharpened as per
    > sharpening settings in the camera? If so, why, shouldn't RAW
    > be 'raw'? with basically just the raw sensor data put into a file?
    >
    > W


    If you use Canon's software to convert using camera settings--and don't
    change anything--then it will use the sharpening setting you chose
    in-camera.
    Or...You can convert it specifying any setting you select for conversion,
    and the camera's settings will be ignored.

    It is truly RAW...but it will use camera settings unless you tell it
    otherwise.
     
    Mark², Jul 2, 2005
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  3. Jim Townsend Guest

    wrote:

    > 1. Is the 'middle' setting of Sharpness (as in Parameter 2) on
    > the 20D no sharpening?


    No.. The top setting is maximum sharpening and the bottom
    setting is minimum.. There is always sharpening.. The
    middle is in between.

    > 2. When RAW files are produced, are they sharpened as per
    > sharpening settings in the camera? If so, why, shouldn't RAW
    > be 'raw'? with basically just the raw sensor data put into a file?


    The RAW files have no white balance or sharpening or
    contrast or saturation or anything else.

    These camera parameters are recorded *along side* of the RAW
    data. These settings aren't applied until open the RAW data in
    your RAW editing program. Your editing program reads the
    settings you chose and THEN uses them as the default settings.

    This allows you to change the sharpening, white balance etc to
    whatever you want after the fact.
     
    Jim Townsend, Jul 2, 2005
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  4. Guest

    Thanks all.
     
    , Jul 2, 2005
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  5. PanHandler Guest

    "Jim Townsend" <> wrote in message
    news:...

    > These camera parameters are recorded *along side* of the RAW
    > data. These settings aren't applied until open the RAW data in
    > your RAW editing program. Your editing program reads the
    > settings you chose and THEN uses them as the default settings.
    >
    > This allows you to change the sharpening, white balance etc to
    > whatever you want after the fact.


    Also, even when you have B/W set in Parameters, and shoot RAW + jpeg, the
    RAW file is full color; only the jpeg file is B/W and saved as an RGB file.
     
    PanHandler, Jul 2, 2005
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