In my November 2012 column, I discussed a way to process your dithered RAW format DSLR images with Photoshop
’s “Camera Raw” without having to apply the usual darks, flats, and biases. The theory behind this direct method of processing is that the tools in “Camera Raw” can extract every bit of data you capture.
Besides being able to stretch the data, you can address vignetting and noise reduction all in one stroke by using the right tools.
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