Questions about RAW file processing

Started Jul 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
Richard Schumer
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Re: Questions about RAW file processing
In reply to peter in seattle, Aug 1, 2012

peter in seattle wrote:

I've been shooting in RAW+JPG. When I make edits the resulting JPG file is 10% > 20% smaller than the original out-of-the-camera JPG file...how much shrinkage should > one expect?

This is probably a difference in jpeg compression settings. This is most likely adjustable in the software, possibly in the "save" dialog somewhere. You do know jpegs are compressed, yes?

A difference of ten per cent IMHO is not worth resetting.

If you can save in tiff (tif) or png, they are lossless encodings, and can be further edited in CSx or wherever.

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