49+ Free RAW Photos: Download to Practice Retouching

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These free RAW photos for retouching practice are all landscape images and are ideal unedited RAW photos to practice editing.

I shoot all of my landscape photos in RAW, as it gives so much more flexibility when it comes to editing your photos in Lightroom or Photoshop.

Feel free to use any of these RAW images for Photoshop practice (although they are not allowed to be used for commercial use, or re-sold or re-packaged for download), and if you do post your finished versions anywhere, please link back to www.lapseoftheshutter.com 🙂

Download free RAW photos to edit

Download RAW Photos: Unedited Photos to Practice Editing

If you want some practice editing these photos in Lightroom, then take a look at my themed packs of free Lightroom presets, available for unlimited use and immediate download with no email or signup needed.

You can also download PSD files which include the RAW file and layers containing my edits, from my page of practice images for Photoshop.

These are unedited photos to practice editing.

1. Monument Valley, USA

Monument Valley RAW Photo for download

And below is the version I created using the Lightroom Develop System.

Monument Valley created with the Lightroom Develop System

2. Santorini, Greece

Santorini RAW file for download

And below is the version I created using the Lightroom Develop System.

Santorini created using the Lightroom Develop System

There is also a free video tutorial on retouching this photo.

3. Lofoten Islands, Norway

Free landscape RAW photo for retouching

And below is the version I created using the Lightroom Develop System.

Edited photo in Lightroom

4. Bangkok, Thailand

Free RAW photo for editing

And below is the version I created using the Lightroom Develop System.

Photo after editing

This is part of a tutorial on how to easily add color depth to your photos.

5. Granada, Spain

Free RAW photo for download

And below is the version I created using the Lightroom Develop System.

RAW photo developed with the Lightroom Develop System

6. The Dolomites, Italy

RAW photo for editing

And below is the version I created using the Lightroom Develop System.

Photo made with the Lightroom Develop System

7. The Himalaya, Sikkim

Free RAW photo for editing

And below is the version I created using the Lightroom Develop System.

RAW photo retouched with the Lightroom Develop System

8. Kyoto, Japan

RAW photo for free download

And below is the version I created using the Lightroom Develop System.

Lightroom Develop System example photo

9. The Alps, Austria

RAW photo for retouching

And below is the version I created using the Lightroom Develop System.

Landscape photo edited in Lightroom

10. Zion National Park, USA

Photo for download

And below is the version I created using the Lightroom Develop System.

A photo created in Lightroom

11. Death Valley National Park, USA

Landscape RAW photo for retouching

And below is the version I created using the Lightroom Develop System.

Landscape RAW photo

12. Canyonlands National Park, USA

USA photo for download

And below is the version I created using the Lightroom Develop System.

Photo edited in Lightroom

13. The Cairngorms, Scotland

Cairngorms RAW photo file for editing

And below is the version I created using the Lightroom Develop System.

Created using the Lightroom Develop System

14. Snaefellsnes, Iceland

RAW photo for retouching

And below is the version I created using the Lightroom Develop System.

Photo created with the Lightroom Develop System

15. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

RAW photo free

And below is the version I created using the Lightroom Develop System.

Edited RAW photo

16. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Free RAW photo to edit

And below is the version I created using the Lightroom Develop System.

Edited RAW photo in Lightroom

17. The Alps, Austria

The Alps, Austria

18. The Alps, Austria

The Austrian Alps

19. Meteora, Greece

Meteora Greece

20. Skaftafell, Iceland

Glacier, Iceland

21. Bryce Canyon National Park, USA

Bryce Canyon, USA

22. Matera, Italy

Matera, Italy

23. Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan, Myanmar

24. The Chopta Valley, Sikkim

Sikkim, India

26. Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czechia

27. The Lake District, UK

lake district

28. Athens, Greece

acropolis

29. Lofoten Islands, Norway

lofoten

33. Lofoten Islands, Norway

lofoten

35. Madison, WI, USA

Madison

37. Wadi Rum, Jordan

wadi rum

38. Lofoten Islands, Norway

lofoten

39. Seville, Spain

seville

40. Cambridge, UK

Cambridge

43. Lofoten Islands, Norway

lofoten

44. Mandalay, Myanmar

Mandalay

45. Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik

46. Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Mostar

48. Lofoten Islands, Norway

lofoten

49. Li River, China

li river, china

50. Vieste, Italy

Vieste

Download All 50 Free RAW Files in One Pack!

Click the button below to download all 50 files in one go (use the Download icon in the top-right of the page that opens), but note that this is a few GB in size.


Download the Edits for a Select Number of the RAW Files

A number of the RAW files in the list above also show a version containing my edits. You can now download those edited files from the link below, then see if you can try to match them. You can also take a look at my practice images for Photoshop, which contain all my PS layers of an edit.


File Format

All of these photos for editing are CR2 files, which is Canon’s proprietary RAW format.

You can open these RAW photos to edit in any reputable photography program, but I would recommend either Lightroom or Photoshop, which will open these with ease.


How to Edit RAW Photos?

If you are struggling with your RAW photo editing, then try the Lightroom Develop System, a series of over 1000 guided Lightroom presets, or the Photoshop Color Control Action Pack, both freely available when you join the club.

Or take a look at my collection of themed free Lightroom presets, available for immediate download without an email address or any other signup.


Read My Top Photo Editing Tutorials

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Photoshop Tutorial - Blend Any Two Photos

This tutorial covers methods of blending in five common landscape situations: Multiple Exposure Blending; Time Blending; Object Blending; Double-Process Blending; Blending Skies. These powerful methods will help you blend photos in any situation.

Color Control in Your Photography Tutorial

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