Adobe Wants A New Digital Image Format

from the less-loss,-more-standard dept

As more and more digital cameras start to store images in different formats, Adobe is trying to introduce a single uncompressed format for digital images, to make it easier for people to share those “raw” images without having to compress them into something such as a jpeg. What’s a bit unclear from the article, however, is what’s wrong with any of the other digital image file standards that are already out there.

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Chomper says:

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The problem is that none of the other formats provide the functionality and customization of a RAW file. A RAW file allows you to change the white balance, exposure and a lot more without degrading the image. It is the data that comes straight out of the camera before being processed.

While I’m not sure if a universal format is really useful since Adobe’s Camera RAW comes as close to a universal converter, not sure if a universal format is really needed.

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