I tried to quote something from an old post but it did not worked so I open this thread.
I keep reading that RAW is not destructive but I wonder if this is true for all of the in-Camera settings (Active D-Lighting, noise reduction, color-balance, picture control (sharpening, contrast, brightness, saturation, hue, and vignette control)). There is not cost on committing to any of them?
speye_21 said:…the whole point of RAW is you have the 'raw' information from the camera's sensor stored in a file - the closest thing you'll ever have to the real thing at the moment the image was recorded. It's the equivalent of a camera negative, but better because you can use software to enhance or recover details whether it be color, luminance, focus, or other attributes. RAW is non-destructive.
What is this thing about focus setting that can be reversed? Is this the lenses focus fine-tuning? Can you really bring back soft focus without resolving to phony sharpening tricks?