B&W & RAW

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by uscrx, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    Just being lazy as I don't have the camera with me.

    When in monotone setting, does Raw file record in monotone?

    For B&W, do you pp from color file or take pictures in monotone?

    thanks
     
  2. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    RAW files are just that, raw. They don't include any of the custom effects, such as monochrome, that you can add in-camera.
     
  3. Swandy

    Swandy Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 15, 2009
    As the previous poster said - nope - RAW is RAW.
    The only time I let the camera process into either B&W or Sepia is when I am using the ART filters. (Really like the Grainy B&W one.) Otherwise I start with the color RAW file and do the conversion myself - either using Aperture's default conversion (if the image is for publication in we will say a bulletin) or using Nik software Silver Efex - GREAT if you like B&W work.
    The only "exception" would be if I am using an EPL1 that I had converted for infrared. That camera I shoot RAW+JPEG but have the JPEG set for Monochrome so that the screen display looks IR B&W as opposed to that lovely RED color. But I still have the RAW file if I want a "colorized IR" image.