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Raw vs JPG

2011.08.25
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I still not very into this, and honestly I can't see a lot of difference between them (except on the file one is like 3 MB and the RAW is 10MB lol)
I guess I should still be trying and see if i get any results!
Though Is my first RAW Attempt
21 Comments
pcmcgarry Trying raw myself with photoshop cs4 and don't see a great deal of difference between raw and JPG only that JPG is simpler and easier to deal with
pcmcgarry · 2011-08-25: 11:18
MsCumberdale Raw gives me a sense of freedom :) In case of burnt skies I can easily fix it, for example. And a lot of other things too. I recently started too, and at the beginning i didn't see any real difference, but now I wonder why I have waited so long to start taking in raw instead of jpeg :)
MsCumberdale · 2011-08-25: 11:20
Ryana RAW is something like an unfinished picture. All information is in the image, you just have to do the finishing editings in for example: lightroom or photoshop.
RAW files give you so much more freedom with your pictures and how they will look like at the end.
Ryana · 2011-08-25: 11:33
smbunation It depends heavily on how much editing you plan to do with each shot. If you under expose in RAW, you can recover a lot of the information in post. Versus having shot in JPG, it would be more difficult [usually] to achieve the same result.

Another way of looking at it is having a 'flattened' PhotoShop file versus a Photoshop file with a bunch of layers... I hope I didn't just confuse the situation more! Ha!

[RAW FOR LIFE!]
smbunation · 2011-08-25: 11:36
danrav All greek to me at this point and I'm too old to learn a new language!
danrav · 2011-08-25: 12:06
honzicek I was using RAW for about one year and working with it in Lightroom. About 2 months ago I switched back to JPG.
For me the JPG is much better since it takes less space per photo and is quicker for thansfers and quality.....what can I say....I don't see any difference.
That's just me!
Nice test Ricky
honzicek · 2011-08-25: 12:29
ArtBee "JPEG".... "Raw raw raw"...What's good for one may not be for another! Decide for yourself!
ArtBee · 2011-08-25: 12:30
promise LOL. Interesting view!
promise · 2011-08-25: 12:38
karmankwarner I can not tell the difference either. LOL I will just stick with point and shoot and hope. ;0 Wonderful captures.
karmankwarner · 2011-08-25: 13:05
wfrnk Raw looks a liiiitle better... :-)
wfrnk · 2011-08-25: 13:08
stabeez I can see some differences but are they worth the file size. Yes. The RAW file has more colour and is a bit brighter. Could you manipulate the jpg file to get similar results? You could give it a try.
I try to take photos as I wish them to be, in the camera and seldom do more than straighten, crop or adjust lighting so jpg works for me. There is a lot to be said for RAW images allowing the photographer to manipulate them to a far higher level.
When I get to the point of having more time that I wish to use in manipulating the photos I take, I will certainly have more interest in RAW again.
stabeez · 2011-08-25: 14:11
????? I'm so glad you posted this, I have been doing some reading on this very subject lately... I can't see any difference either. After reading the comments above, it seems to me that RAW would be better if one does and desires to do quite a bit of editing.... Is this right???
????? · 2011-08-25: 14:19
TIM927 RAW forever ;)
TIM927 · 2011-08-25: 14:52
mystic1 I don't really see the differnce but jpg is more convient
mystic1 · 2011-08-25: 15:46
finbarr interesting work!!
finbarr · 2011-08-25: 17:14
lookagain A lot depends on the kind of shot you're taking. Sometimes it doesn't seem to matter....other times it really does if you're wanting a quality image!
lookagain · 2011-08-25: 18:47
mikro Ricky...check this out. Maybe it will help you understand better. Raw vs. JPEG
mikro · 2011-08-25: 20:46
DancingDolphin I am personally just to LAZY for raw. :-)
DancingDolphin · 2011-08-25: 22:23
liveandletlive Really? I prefer the JPG in this example. I have also been thinking I want to get a camera that allows me to shoot RAW so I can try it, but now I see that, not only would I have to pay for the new camera, but also for Photoshop or another program to work with the RAW files. AND they take up a lot of space? I don't know if I want to anymore.
liveandletlive · 2011-08-25: 23:50
kekok McMommy@
yes ... yes ... yes I agree
kekok · 2011-08-27: 03:02
Jarvo If anything, I'd say that the eye is a little redder in the jpeg version, otherwise I'm struggling to see a difference.

I don't think that it matters to much for Photoblog where the images are so small anyway. For me main the benefit is in having greater control over white balance and a few other things when post processing. Sometimes it makes a lot of difference, sometimes none.
Jarvo · 2011-08-31: 19:18
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