Is it better for me to shoot JPEG as opposed to RAW if I dont do any PP?

Started May 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
jayrandomer
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The embedded JPEG isn't necessarily the JPEG you'd get from the camera
In reply to Olga Johnson, May 10, 2013

Olga Johnson wrote:

jayrandomer wrote:

mfait wrote:

WilbaW wrote:

Smiller4128 wrote:

am I still better off shooting RAW?

Unless you're perfectly happy with what you get out of the camera and that's all you'll ever need, you're always better off shooting raw. You can extract the embedded JPEGs from a batch of raw files (the same JPEGs you would have got if you shot raw+JPEG),

Not true on my XSi and probably not true on most dSLR's.

RAW+JPG give me a 12 MP JPG file.  However the JPG image embedded in the RAW file is about 3 MP.

With DPP you should be able to generate the same JPEG that you would have generated in camera from the raw file, assuming you match the settings in your camera.  You also have the opportunity to develop something you like better than what you would have with the camera.

RAW+JPEG saves you from having to do that RAW conversion, but that's about it.

He does not mean "develop".  There is always a JPG embedded in a raw file.

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Olga

but it's possible to develop that exact JPEG from the RAW.  That's what I thought he meant.  You are right in that not being what he meant, but what he meant was wrong, at least for some cameras.

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