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NewsPoster Sep 26, 2013 06:08 AM
Google upgrades RAW-to-JPEG photograph conversion in Google+
Google has <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294995==https://plus.google.com/+googleplus/posts/aUuE4JnAU3W" rel='nofollow'>updated</a> its social network to improve the way it handles RAW images. Changes to its RAW-to-JPEG conversion system, credited to <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294996==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/09/17/snapseed.could.see.google.integration/" rel='nofollow'>Nik Photography</a>, will mean that the converted images shown on Google+ will now match the RAW file more closely in terms of color and hue, while still keeping the uploaded RAW files untouched. <br />
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The update will work with RAW files generated by over 70 different models of camera from Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, and both the Canon ETS and Canon Powershot ranges, with a decent spread of devices in terms of popularity and price covered for each manufacturer. <br />
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Google+ has been supporting RAW file photo backups for close to a year, and the updated RAW conversion system comes in the same month that Google added Snapseed-based <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294992==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/09/12/non.chrome.browsers.able.to.use.basic.google.image .tools/" rel='nofollow'>photo editing tools</a> to photographs uploaded to the service. The new additions could help endear Google+ to photographers used to the services of <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294993==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/05/20/capacity.revealed.at.nyc.presser/" rel='nofollow'>Flickr</a>, which itself is going through a <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294994==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/08/25/iq.engines.api.to.close.in.next.30.days/" rel='nofollow'>number of changes</a>.
 
mac_in_tosh Sep 26, 2013 12:21 PM
"...will mean that the converted images shown on Google+ will now match the RAW file more closely in terms of color and hue..."

I'm not sure what this means. The raw file doesn't have a color. The color comes about when the raw file is converted and the result depends on the white balance, the transfer curve, etc.
 
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