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Raw vs JPG

  • Posted Aug. 25, 2011 by Ricardo in Insects. Viewed 3591 times

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Anthomyia pluvialis


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

JPG

RAW

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    • # Jon Laysell

      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.

      2011.08.31 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Felecia

      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.

      2011.08.26 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      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!

      2011.08.25 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Dave

      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.

      2011.08.25 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Karman

      I can not tell the difference either. LOL I will just stick with point and shoot and hope. ;0 Wonderful captures.

      2011.08.25 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Michael Sakowicz

      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!]

      2011.08.25 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sandra Vermeulen

      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.

      2011.08.25 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Anna

      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 :)

      2011.08.25 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Chris Cann

      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

      2011.08.25 Edited Reply Cancel