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    Posted: 28 Jul 2013 at 12:26pm
I took a couple of shots last night in the RAW format last night after reading these posts about how the format has a lot more editing features and control.. i think il be shooting in the RAW and JPG format from now on.. thx for all the advice on this topic as i never realy understood the format either..


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If you shot RAW and JPG you will need more space in the memory card. If you shoot in RAW only, after transfer the pics to the computer you can open the best photos and save as JPG. Working this way you will save space in your memory card but you will have the JPG files not from the camera but from the computer.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote davenn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jul 2013 at 10:02am
hi casper

greetings :)

I always shoot RAW + JPG gives me quick easy access for JPG use :)

jordimac....
using space on memory cards isnt really an issue these days with 16 and 32 gig cards readily available

Dave

Edited by davenn - 30 Jul 2013 at 10:14am
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jordimac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jul 2013 at 1:50pm
Maybe my point of view is because I prefer work with 4 X 4GB instead 1 x 16GB!

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Im using a 32Gb chip so i got no space issues... going to Ben Lawers soon which is on the banks of Loch Tay to experament with Astro Photography and long exposure times on the Falls of Dochart at Killin so using both formats will give me the best of both worlds.



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If you are shooting a lot of burst shots and need every bit of buffer space JPEG is a good choice. For Raw, You can export Raw into JPEG, but you can’t do the reverse.
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Originally posted by matthew12

If you are shooting a lot of burst shots and need every bit of buffer space JPEG is a good choice. For Raw, You can export Raw into JPEG, but you can’t do the reverse.


This is why I shoot jpeg for anything sports related where i need that buffer to refresh quickly as long as you can get your settings right on the day you will be fine, thats from my experience

The times I use raw is when i know i will edit the photos later.

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Nice explanation about RAW files. I think something to consider is that every digital camera is indeed always shooting in raw mode. But, if we choose to save the file as a JPG we are committing to the raw conversion program that is built into the camera. If we allow the file to be saved in raw format though we have the opportunity to do the conversion on a more sophisticated platform, and to do so again and again if there's any benefit to this in future.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote davenn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jul 2014 at 11:01pm
Originally posted by lisakahl

.... I think something to consider is that every digital camera is indeed always shooting in raw mode. But, if we choose to save the file as a JPG we are committing to the raw conversion program that is built into the camera.


I know this is a 6 month old thread, but I really wanted to comment on this section of the last poster
What Lisa said is really important. The in-camera RAW to jpg conversion in many cameras can leave a lot to be desired. In some cameras, its plain terrible, others, quite respectable. As a result of differences in conversion firmware version and other factors, the resulting jpgs even from the same camera can vary greatly

I discovered this a couple of months back when I was playing with some studio lighting for the first time and was quite surprised how the whites were so blown out in the resulting jpgs

Fortunately, having the RAW files as well I was able to do some PP and produce some decent images

I have found over and over again that the jpg files I produce from the RAW file using Lightroom, PSE11, etc are ALWAYS better than the out of camera jpgs.
NOTE ... I'm not talking about having done any significant processing on the files. I'm talking about taking the RAW into Lightroom and converting it directly to jpg.


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Edited by davenn - 07 Jul 2014 at 11:03pm
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RAW is a file format that captures all image data recorded by the sensor when you take a photo. When shooting in a format like JPEG image information is compressed and lost. Because no information is compressed with RAW you’re able to produce higher quality images, as well as correct problem images that would be unrecoverable if shot in the JPEG format.
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