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Newbie here: What's your everyday go to image quaity setting?

 
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Sep 25, 2010 07:22 |  #31

I always shoot RAW. I've played with other options, but RAW just works best for me. Here's the reason... even if I'm just taking casual shots, I never know when I'll get something that is "special" and I want the opportunity to process it. Plus, in Lightroom (and many other programs), it's really easy to convert your RAW files to jpeg.

I have a pro photog friend who always shoots jpeg. He's been a pro for 30 years. He says he sets up the shots where he doesn't need the advantages of shooting in RAW. I'm just not that good...


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Sep 25, 2010 07:48 as a reply to  @ Fodowsky's post |  #32

Lately RAW and small jog if I plan on putting something on the web.


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Sep 25, 2010 07:51 |  #33

RAW+Adobe color settings.




  
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Sep 25, 2010 07:55 |  #34

gkuenning wrote in post #10974551 (external link)
It's a bit more complicated than that.

RAW has costs. In particular, it has postprocessing costs. It also takes up storage space and (if you upload pictures across a network) bandwidth.

Some people are happy to spend time postprocessing; others would rather devote that effort to things like studying composition, learning how to light, or spending time with their family. Some people have plenty of disk space with good backups and a fast Internet connection; others are making do with old computers and (even today) dialup lines.

I shoot what I shoot and try not to judge others who make different choices under different circumstances.

BTW, I shoot JPEG, max quality most of the time. I switch to RAW in situations where it makes sense (difficult exposure or ultra-important shots). The time I save on processing RAW files, I spend on other things that are more important to me personally.

And once in a great while, I go all the way down to 800x600 or even 640x480 for specialized situations.

I agree it comes down to personal preference. I can post process one picture out of a given set and then apply to the other raw pics so PP takes almost no time. And since he is learning, he will invariably make exposure mistakes (don't we all though) and RAW gives him more opportunity to recover should he wish to save a picture. If they are snapshots, then once he finishes the batch PP and export to JPG, then he could delete the RAW to save disk space (I don't know why anyone would since storage is pennies).


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Sep 25, 2010 08:00 |  #35

gkuenning wrote in post #10974956 (external link)
I'm glad RAW works for other people. But don't make the error of thinking that because something is good for you, it's good for everyone.

Exactly, that is why we were stating what works for us based on the OP's question asking everyone. Never made the assumption or statement that this must be for all. Everyone has different opinions and I'm glad your method meets your requirements. I found that I wanted to make adjustments to JPG's I took to get more out of the photo, so might as well go RAW to get the full range of options... but that is just my work flow.


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