View a precise real RAW histogram as you have never seen it before
RawDigger is a tool allowing to view, study, and analyze pure raw data
as recorded by digital photo- and certain video cameras.
RawDigger is a microscope of sorts that lets you drill down into raw data
both on Mac OS X and Windows.
RawDigger doesn’t alter the raw data in any way. RawDigger is not a raw convertor. Instead, it allows you to see the data that will be used by raw convertors.
RawDigger supports nearly all cameras that have raw capability. Support for new cameras is usually implemented within few weeks after raw samples become available.
- RawDigger allows one to display and research the real Raw Histogram of the raw data, which greatly differs from the in-camera histogram, as well as histograms presented by most of the raw converters.
- To facilitate accurate raw image study, the histogram can be displayed in different modes, over the whole image or rectangular selections of the portions of the image.
- The histogram can be exported for further study as a spreadsheet (CSV), or as a PNG for presentation.
- Overexposure and Underexposure Statistics will show the percentage of overexposed and underexposed pixels.
- The Overexposure (OE) and Underexposure (UE) Indications will show you exactly what areas of the shot are blown out or underexposed and in which color channel(s) it happened (best if used in per-channel view).
- One can set the level of Underexposure (UE) indications according to one's needs.
(depending on the RawDigger edition)
- RAW data export as TIFF
- Plot and save per channel raw data histograms for both the entire file and for an arbitrary rectangular area of the file (selection); the histograms can also be saved as graphics (PNG) or as a table (CSV) for further external processing.
- Calculate the statistics per channel (minimum, maximum, average, root-mean-square deviation StdDev) for the entire file and for an arbitrary rectangular selection.
- Save the results of the calculated statistics in a processing-friendly form - CSV, CGATS (for an arbitrary number of rectangular areas of the file).
- Save the compression curves of raw files in a tabulated form (for cameras and raw data formats where such curves are used).
The Exposure Edition is intended for everyday use, to help those who are serious about extracting the maximum quality from the camera through getting precise exposures.
It is used to determine the calibration of in-camera exposure meter and quantify different vignetting sources, as well as improve the light setup in studio when it comes to uniformity and dynamic range.
Exposure Edition: displays RAW data in all modes (RGB, RAW Composite, and RAW per channel), indicates over- and underexposed areas, displays RAW histogram, image statistics, statistics and histogram for selected area.
The Research Edition is meant for camera/sensor evaluation and statistical analysis of raw data. It is used for a wide range of tasks, from personal use and preparing reviews to the programming of RAW data processing.
Among other things, it is suitable for the study of flare and glare and resulting characteristic curves, checking lens transmission symmetry, and setting even lighting.
Research Edition adds: TIFF export; multiple selected areas via samples; tables of sampled data; statistics and histograms over multiple samples; exporting sampled data as CSV and CGATS.
The Profile Edition is designed for advance study of sensor and lens behavior. Among other things it allows to create sensor calibration data, linearization data, or device data for color profiling.
In addition to the features provided by the other two editions, the Profile Edition includes selection grids for faster processing of step wedges and color targets, as well as for calculating non-uniformity maps.
The Profile Edition allows applying white balance, normalization, equalization (Flat Field normalization), and filtering of outlying values before data export.
|RawDigger Exposure Edition
|RawDigger Research Edition
|RawDigger Profile Edition
|User Groups and suggested usage
|General Photography. Everyday Use
exposure evaluation, exposure meter calibration, verification of the light evenness (brightness and white balance consistency)
|Camera and RAW Data Analysis
evaluating cameras, studying of flare and glare and characteristic curves, preparing camera reviews, programming RAW data processing
|Advance Study of Sensor and Lens
creating of sensor calibration data, linearization data, or device data for color profiling, including Flat Field normalization
|Reads all supported RAW formats
|Display of RAW data in all modes
(RGB, RAW Composite, and RAW per channel)
|Over- and Underexposed areas indication
|Display of the histogram and statistics for the entire file
|Statistics and histogram for one selected area
|Multiple selected areas
(samples and table of sampled data: statistics, histogram, and export to CSV and CGATS formats)
|Filtering of the data to be exported
(white balance, gamma, Flat Field normalization, filtering of outlying values)
(for fast processing of color targets and step wedges)
|Minor version upgrades
|Major version upgrades
|Free for 6 months after purchase, 40% discount past that
|Free for 1 year after purchase, 40% discount past that
(e.g. Exposure to Research)
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(30 days fully functional trial version)
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Now with Grid Mode View, Select/Deselect and Multiple Files operations, Screen Sharpening, Highlight Inspection and more.