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Free Raw Photos For Editing

Back when we started out in photography, learning how to edit photos was hard enough. That’s why we’re making these raw photos free for download. Having raw photos for editing lets you practice editing with professional raw files.

Raw Photo Editing

Feel free to use these raw photos for editing practice, or however you like. The only thing we ask is that when possible you link back to our website, and please don’t take credit for the original authorship of the photos. Basically, be nice 🙂

What Are Raw Photos?

If you’re wondering what raw photos are, you’re not alone. Raw photos are a type of file format used by high end cameras. Raw photos contain more information than typical photos which allows photographers greater flexibility in the editing process.

Raw photos vs Jpg

Raw files are much larger than standard jpg files because they contain more information, and are not compressed or altered in camera the way jpg photos are.

Why are they called “raw” photos?

Because raw photos are unedited, they are called “raw”

Downloadable raw photo files

We’ve put together 100+ downloadable raw pictures so that you can access raw photos for free. If you’ve never worked with raw pictures before, here is your chance to give it a try.

How to process & edit raw photos from your camera

In order to edit raw files, you’ll need a raw photo editing software. There are many raw photo editors out there. Lightroom & Photoshop are 2 of the most popular professional editing programs. There are also a few free raw photo editing software options. Often your camera will come with a free program of some kind to do basic raw picture editing. If this isn’t the case, you can actually edit raw photos online for free using google photos! Simply upload your photos to the cloud and access googles free editing software.

How to edit your free raw editing photos

Check out our photography editing tutorials for in depth videos and free photography & photo editing lessons. We’ve got everything from Lightroom tutorials to color theory to help you improve your photography.