"nt" <privateprivate.com> wrotecant> My canon s45 has the ability to shoot in Canon Raw Format; (not RAW) iThe is a plugin available called Adobe Camera RAW which will allow you to do> open it in photoshop
just that. (PS7 only)
Breezebrowser is another very neat program designed to play with Canon RAW> and can only open it with the canon viewer program.
(CRW) files. There are several others out there too, from freeware to $$$.
Let me know if you want some links.
There are many benefits of the RAW file:> the raw file is much much larger than your standard hi-quality jpeg file.
> so whats the point of this raw file?
* Lossless correction of White Balance (WB) in post processing
* Access to increased Color Depth, eg 10-12bits per pixel instead of the
regular 8 bits per pixel
* With some limitation the ability to make lossless exposure corrections in
* Ability to have all the benefits of a TIFF without the large file overhead
when on the road
Some of the third party software available can help you get a lot more out> is it only made to edit with the canon
> software then saved as a jpeg??
of your RAWs, it depends on what your goal is for your shots. For absolute
control and retention of as much of the captured information as possible RAW
is ideal. RAW file post processing can be time consuming though. If your
ultimate goal is to display only on the web at low res, JPG is probably more