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  1. swmocity

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    what are those files you used for..i just started shooting in RAW and i see the .xmp file on my CF ...can i delete those or what?
     
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    When you open the RAW files and set the settings using the RAW converter for the JPEG an xmp file is made storing the changes you make - so that if you wish you can go back to the original from RAW settings you made a shot. I would keep them along with the RAW version of each shot - even after editing and saving in another formate - you never know when you might want to go back and start again
     
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    so its basically the edited version of the raw file..but how is the xmp file opened..photoshop dosent to pick it up
     
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    nope - you just open the RAW again as normal and it automatically reads the xmp file and then presets the settings in the RAW to what you selected last time - you are then offered the chance to change these settings if you choose. This means that the RAW remains untouched - it can function without its xmp file and is not altered in any way
     

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