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Offline Suka

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RAW or Jpeg
« on: October 18, 2015, 04:49:28 PM »
Ok, have been shooting RAW since I've gotten a camera which supports it.  Now I'm older and tired of making changes.  Any of you feel the same way?  Thinking of switching my cam to JPEG to do less PP.

Offline Doodle

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Re: RAW or Jpeg
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 05:40:25 PM »
Ok, have been shooting RAW since I've gotten a camera which supports it.  Now I'm older and tired of making changes.  Any of you feel the same way?  Thinking of switching my cam to JPEG to do less PP.
I've been considering the same thing Suka.  I mean, there are times when I can go birding and have certain areas that I KNOW will be pure sunlight with no issues so why not use jpeg? I can still make one artsy fartsy if I need to (in Photoshop).  In fact, most of the editing I do is pretty basic. (key word: most)
I have also been considering this for those times I shoot the grandkids.
Heck, it's easy enough to switch back and forth so I really should give it a try for a while just to see if it has any apparent disadvantages to it.
Good call.
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Offline Craig

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Re: RAW or Jpeg
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2015, 07:10:16 PM »
If your camera supports both at the same time, maybe you can use that. Then you have the raw file if needed.
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Offline Suka

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Re: RAW or Jpeg
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2015, 06:31:43 PM »
Craig, forgot about that option.  Thanks will have to give it a try.

Offline AndyCivil

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Re: RAW or Jpeg
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2015, 07:39:42 AM »
The explanation that I posted before http://www.t2iforum.com/photo-specific-general-discussion/jpeg-or-raw/msg21184/#msg21184 still applies. Shoot in raw if you want the right material for post-processing! But when you're done and the photo is finished, JPG is a fine way to store your result.

Do you think that in the future, computing technology will allow for better processing? If so, keep your RAW anyway; it will be a better input to the processing machine. (If you wanted to do that today with an old photo, you'd work from the negative and not a print, right?)

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Re: RAW or Jpeg
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2015, 10:17:00 AM »

Do you think that in the future, computing technology will allow for better processing? If so, keep your RAW anyway; it will be a better input to the processing machine. (If you wanted to do that today with an old photo, you'd work from the negative and not a print, right?)

Good point Andy.  When I finally got Lightroom I re-edited old RAW images and really improved them.