Raw vs JPG

by Ricardo August. 25, 2011 3746 views

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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



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Jon Laysell 5 years, 8 months ago

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.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kovã¡Cs Ferenc 5 years, 9 months ago

yes ... yes ... yes I agree

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Felecia 5 years, 9 months ago

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.

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jacki 5 years, 9 months ago

I am personally just to LAZY for raw. :-)

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mike 5 years, 9 months ago

Ricky...check this out. Maybe it will help you understand better. [url=http://froknowsphoto.com/category/raw-vs-jpeg-week/]Raw vs. JPEG[/url]

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marsha 5 years, 9 months ago

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!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Finbarr 5 years, 9 months ago

interesting work!!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Tom 5 years, 9 months ago

I don't really see the differnce but jpg is more convient

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Tim 5 years, 9 months ago

RAW forever ;)

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Dave 5 years, 9 months ago

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.

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Walter 5 years, 9 months ago

Raw looks a liiiitle better... :-)

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Karman 5 years, 9 months ago

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

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Huiching 5 years, 9 months ago

LOL. Interesting view!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Art Bee 5 years, 9 months ago

[url= http://www.jpeg.org/]"JPEG"[/url].... [url= http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/real-raw.htm]"Raw raw raw"[/url]...What's good for one may not be for another! Decide for yourself!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 5 years, 9 months ago

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!


5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 5 years, 9 months ago

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.

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Anna 5 years, 9 months ago

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 :)

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Chris Cann 5 years, 9 months ago

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

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
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