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B&W RAW shots in CS2

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by ^^Gord^^, 29 May 2006.

  1. ^^Gord^^

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,966

    Location: Nottingham

    Ok, what am I missing here.

    I shot some black and white RAW shots today and on my cameras screen they are in black and white but when I open them in Photoshop CS2 they are in colour! :confused:
     
  2. AdWright

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jul 2003

    Posts: 2,495

    RAW shots are simply all the data captured by the Camera's sensor dumped onto the memory card with no processing done by the camera.

    Were you shooting in RAW only or RAW+JPEG? If it's the latter, you will probably find that you have a B&W JPEG and a colour RAW.

    On another note, you will get punchier B&W shots if you convert them from colour using Photoshop channel mixer rather than your camera.
     
  3. ChroniC

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,333

    There is an action in the sample actions menu in most PS versions, called convert to grayscale.
    Use it, its the best method.
     
  4. ^^Gord^^

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,966

    Location: Nottingham

    Ah, ok. So all parameters such as B&W etc make no difference if you are shooting it RAW. Got it.

    Cheers.