B&W & RAW

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

  1. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Top 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 Subscribing Member

    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.