In an effort to address current limitations, this paper documents known raw imaging shortcomings, and puts forth a roadmap for a standardized scene-referred raw workflow. In addition to traditional 2D artwork reproduction, RTI, multispectral, photogrammetry and other computational methods benefit from direct access to raw data. Due to a lack of standardization, users struggle with quality and repeatability. A key to improving raw imaging workflow is to define a raw scenereferred rendering state that can be embedded, archived and accessible to raw processors and computational imaging software as a consistent baseline. Many of the required user controls and readouts are outlined in ISO 17321-3 and ISO 19262,3,4 but until the industry fully embraces standardized raw, computation, workflow and archiving are compromised.
Scott Geffert, "Establishing a Roadmap for Scene-Referred Raw Imaging Workflow" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2018, 2018, pp 105 - 109, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2018.1.0.23