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Recently, I have been taking pictures in JPEG/.CR2 format, and need some help with the raw files in Paint.NET. Taking the photos in the raw format retains SO MUCH more detail, and doesn't seem to screw with the exposure, however, I cant for the life of me open these in Paint.NET for editing. PDN is the ONLY program I use, and want to use, please don't recommend me PS, I cant afford it right now. I have the .raw file plugin, but still cant get it to work. I am using pdn version 3.5.10. Has anyone figured this out? redface.gif

Edit: maybe I am going about this the wrong way. I guess .cr2 isn't really an image format. It's basically just a bunch data from the camera, right? Maybe convert it first, then edit?
Edited by l4n b0y - 4/22/12 at 10:01pm
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ok, never mind guys. Using RAW Therapee now to mess with exposure, colors, contrast, saturation, etc.. This also converts to normal image types to be edited afterwards. COOL! I love fixing my own problems!

Just to get an idea, here is the SAME picture, one was a RAW file, the other was the JPEG my T3i took. Notice the difference. This is COMPLETELY unedited, apart from size..

While the RAW file looks somewhat dark, this was exactly what it looked like today, heavy nasty overcast. The JPEG is WAY to exposed with the auto lighting, and looks unnatural IMO.

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