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A Good Discussion of RAW and jpg
Apr 3, 2021 11:11:44   #
Apr 3, 2021 11:42:35   #
Robertl594 Loc: Michigan
 
Thank you. He confirms what I have believed as true for many years. I shoot 100% RAW. Why even risk it? Even if sensors are improving for JPEG, they would also improve for RAW. If you really need JPEGs, batch convert your RAW files into JPEGs. 12/16 bits have so much more detail than 8 bit JPEGs and they do not degrade every time you work with them. For me, no brainer, not even a question.

I would have liked to have seen his comparison from RAW to a JPEG shot as a JPEG shot as a JPEG, not converted from RAW.

Apr 3, 2021 11:45:50   #
DanielB Loc: San Diego, Ca
 
I've shot in RAW for years and know form experience that it's the right way to get the best results for my photography.

That being said it is interesting that instead of taking two shots, one RAW and one Jpeg, in camera he instead converts the RAW file to Jpeg in system. Is that a good comparison as to what your camera is capable of?

I think I'll test that myself using my Canon R5 shooting the same subject on a tripod in both RAW & Jpeg and see what happens. I'm confident that my RAW file will be the better image after syncing the adjustments.

 
 
Apr 3, 2021 12:22:16   #
Jim Bianco
 
DanielB wrote:
I've shot in RAW for years and know form experience that it's the right way to get the best results for my photography.

That being said it is interesting that instead of taking two shots, one RAW and one Jpeg, in camera he instead converts the RAW file to Jpeg in system. Is that a good comparison as to what your camera is capable of?

I think I'll test that myself using my Canon R5 shooting the same subject on a tripod in both RAW & Jpeg and see what happens. I'm confident that my RAW file will be the better image after syncing the adjustments.
I've shot in RAW for years and know form experienc... (show quote)


I am not a guy that wants to sit a computer for hours to mess with a photo while I could be taking pics in jpeg and not worry about it.

Apr 3, 2021 12:44:18   #
Robertl594 Loc: Michigan
 
DanielB wrote:
I've shot in RAW for years and know form experience that it's the right way to get the best results for my photography.

That being said it is interesting that instead of taking two shots, one RAW and one Jpeg, in camera he instead converts the RAW file to Jpeg in system. Is that a good comparison as to what your camera is capable of?

I think I'll test that myself using my Canon R5 shooting the same subject on a tripod in both RAW & Jpeg and see what happens. I'm confident that my RAW file will be the better image after syncing the adjustments.
I've shot in RAW for years and know form experienc... (show quote)


That was my thought as well.

Apr 3, 2021 12:51:26   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
Back in 2010, I purchased my first digital camera that could save in RAW format. Because I was more familiar with jpg, I used that for a couple of weeks. Then, after a discussion with a friend, I tried RAW. I've never captured in jpg again. RAW provides me the abilities to capture far more and produce better photographs through processing than jpg could ever do.
--Bob
Robertl594 wrote:
Thank you. He confirms what I have believed as true for many years. I shoot 100% RAW. Why even risk it? Even if sensors are improving for JPEG, they would also improve for RAW. If you really need JPEGs, batch convert your RAW files into JPEGs. 12/16 bits have so much more detail than 8 bit JPEGs and they do not degrade every time you work with them. For me, no brainer, not even a question.

I would have liked to have seen his comparison from RAW to a JPEG shot as a JPEG shot as a JPEG, not converted from RAW.
Thank you. He confirms what I have believed as tru... (show quote)

Apr 3, 2021 12:52:17   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
Nothing wrong with that. Lot's of people loved Polaroids for the same reason.
--Bob
Jim Bianco wrote:
I am not a guy that wants to sit a computer for hours to mess with a photo while I could be taking pics in jpeg and not worry about it.

 
 
Apr 4, 2021 20:25:32   #
Martys Loc: Lubec, Maine
 
Raw images provide more headroom in post processing, if needed,...due to the information captured.

As a photo editor processing images for magazine publication I work with many well known photographers who nail the exposure right on,....in high quality jpg format,....I have found that when that done confidently and consistently,...it presents no limitations for sizing up to quality full page images.

For my personal photography though,....I too prefer adhering to high quality RAW files,..as I enjoy utilizing the full captured file information my camera provides,...I enjoy too the post processing workflow to obtain all I seek in my completed images,.....just my personal liking,...there's no one correct way for all,....we all do the same things,.....differently.

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