Camera JPEG

Since the RGB Bayer filter pattern and the RAW image data are both known by the camera, specialized software (firmware) inside the camera combines them together to create the final JPEG image file. This process, known as demosaicing, analyzes each pixel, plus all 8 of it's neighbor pixels to combine the individual Red Green and Blue intensities to arrive at an estimated RGB value for that pixel. If camera RAW data is saved, it can be later processed by computer software to produce RGB pixel data as well and at a higher resolution.


This JPEG image was obtained by using Photoshop to convert TIF data, used in the previous images, to JPEG. While not taken from the original image, it is none the less just as representative of the camera's processing.