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Raw or Jpeg?

 
FloR
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May 20, 2009 06:59 |  #1

First of all, please excuse my language mistakes.

I know that RAW files contains more information than Jpeg files but for me, it`s very difficult to shot in Raw because I spend more time in postprocessing, files are very big and I have limited resource.

How do proceed? It`s so important to shot RAW if you don`t print pictures at high resolution?

Thank you very much for your answer.


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May 20, 2009 07:06 |  #2

FloR,
I have made hundreds of 16 x 20" and smaller prints (many macro photos) and Jpeg files are fine and all I use.

Try this shoot in RAW and Jpeg and then make a print of each and see if the difference is enough for you.


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May 20, 2009 07:35 |  #3

the big idea with shooting in RAW is mainly having the ability to control noise, sharpness, exposure, white balance, etc WITHOUT losing quality.

I shoot in jpg, but unless its something like a wedding, or another event, i'll shoot RAW so i know i can have the control of the final image.


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May 20, 2009 14:51 |  #4

I shoot all my macro in RAW.
This is mainly because of the wider exposure latitude it gives you and the ability to easily alter colour temperature.

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May 20, 2009 15:12 |  #5

I shoot RAW+JPEG. RAW is basically backup for JPEG images that do not come out as anticipated. Then I use RAW to make up for those irreconcilably compressed bad quality images. Enough said. Go RAW!


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May 23, 2009 22:57 |  #6

RAW FTW.




  
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May 23, 2009 23:04 |  #7

I only shoot RAW as it's easier to correct WB and it gives me access to 1-2 stops of dynamic range headroom (depending on the camera).

If you typically get the exposure spot on when you capture your images some of the advantage of shooting RAW disappears.


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May 26, 2009 09:49 |  #8

I shoot in RAW. However, you need to experiment with the others to see what works best for you.


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May 26, 2009 10:56 |  #9

Robp412 wrote in post #7977378 (external link)
RAW FTW.

+1

I shoot in RAW for everything, no matter how minute. You never know when you might need to adjust a setting that will be difficult to improve on with a JPEG.


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