Serious amateur and professional photographers are gradually discovering the power of RAW: the unprocessed data their digital cameras have captured. But if you don’t know what you’re doing, working with RAW can be, frankly, a bit intimidating. Which makes RAW a perfect subject for a For Dummies book.
And, so, here you are. Kevin L. Moss’s Camera Raw with Photoshop for Dummies demystifies everything about RAW: capturing RAW images, using Adobe Bridge to manage them, using Camera Raw to process them, and using Photoshop CS2 to tweak and output them.
Using Camera Raw, you’ll adjust white balance, exposure, brightness, contrast, saturation, and sharpness; smooth luminance, reduce color noise, correct lens shortcomings, and more. Some of this simply can’t realistically be done any other way. Put another way: you’ll gain a level of control over your images you never thought possible. Bill Camarda, from the April 2006 Read Only