ARW and lens corrections

Discuss Pixelmator Photo and photo editing on iPad.
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2020-05-08 23:10:31

Hello, I have Sony DSC-RX100 camera which is capable of taking both ARW RAW file and JPEG at the same time. After opening the ARW file and exporting it to JPEG, I get a slightly different result than the JPEG made by camera itself, see the difference on the photos attached.

This is probably due to JPEG by camera already processing some adjustments to the camera imperfections.

My question is if this is normal behaviour or if there is and option for Pixelmator to do these enhancements or it is just that these enhancements “are there” in the RAW file and Pixelmator is not able to read them.

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2020-05-11 12:42:04

Hi there, this is indeed normal behavior — the camera does apply its own adjustments and processing when producing the JPEG image but those adjustments aren't part of the RAW file, so you basically have to make them manually in Pixelmator Photo to get the same result, if that is what you're looking for.