Still Trying to Convince Myself on RAW

Started Jun 29, 2013 | Photos thread
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Re: Still Trying to Convince Myself on RAW
In reply to absentaneous, Jun 30, 2013

Below is an example of what you can do with a RAW file.  If I just had the jpg, the areas with the blown highlights would have been gone forever.  Once converted to jpg, all that white in the image is just white.  With the RAW image, I was able to recover the picture.

Now, it is possible to improperly expose the shot to where there is no recovery.   I try to overexpose without clipping anything (though, as other posts have pointed out, it is possible to clip a particular channel) with the idea that I'll be processing them later on anyway.

Blown highlights

Highlights recovered

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