Should I go RAW only?

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carl english
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Re: Exposure is often different, so yes
In reply to Tony Beach, 8 months ago

Tony Beach wrote:

carl english wrote:

Tony Beach wrote:

Leonard Migliore wrote:

Lanidrac wrote:

Tony Beach wrote:

I routinely apply negative EC in the Raw converter to my photos before sending them to Photoshop for further work. By taking advantage of the extra headroom in the Raw files I get more DR and a bit less noise; when shooting JPEG you have to sacrifice the headroom or the photo ends up being too bright because exposure and every other camera setting is baked into the JPEG file. Consequently, I never shoot Raw+JPEG because the JPEG files are of no use to me.

FYI, you can edit jpegs in certain versions of CSRAW almost with the same amount of headroom of raws by opening the jpegs via Adobe Bridge. You will be surprised at how much can be done (regained) from those jpegs in CSRaw. Much more than editing a jpeg in Pshop alone. It depends on the Raw file version and the version of CSraw with Bridge whether it works or not. Try it.

And why would I want to have almost as much headroom?

I look forward to seeing how blown highlights are recovered.

Why do you keep blowing your highlights Tony,

I don't. Why do you choose to be ignorant?

...rather than getting it right in Camera,

Getting it right is exactly the point. "Right" is different for JPEG than it is for Raw.

try harder with your exposures.

No, I am often meticulous about my exposures. You on the other hand are clearly not because you accept underexposure as part of the price of only shooting JPEG. Maybe you should try harder to understand what others are telling you.

You must get off that pedestal Tony, yes we can see you have spent lots of money on equipment and would like to spend more (not happy with results eh?)

If you read my first post and many others over the years I stated there is not a good argument against using raw, problem with you and others is you poo poo those who choose not to use it and I simply point out that a high % do not choose to use raw which includes the Pro guys, ask a 100 photographers what's headroom or dr and you will get a blank look.

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