Free RAW Landscape Images for Retouching

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

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

Feel free to use any of these RAW images for Photoshop practice, and if you do post your finished versions anywhere, please link back to lapseoftheshutter.com 🙂


Download RAW Photos

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

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

21. Bryce Canyon National Park, USA

Bryce Canyon, USA

24. The Chopta Valley, Sikkim

Sikkim, India


Free RAW Photos to Edit

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

You can open these free 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.


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Hi, I'm Tim Daniels, photographer and photo trainer, founder of Lapse of the Shutter and creator of the totally free Lightroom Develop System. I've travelled to (probably) 30 countries over the last few years, taking photos and licensing them around the world, and creating lots of free photography learning resources. Read More ...

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