Simple Explanation of RAW files

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Simple Explanation of RAW files
Mar 26, 2014

Hi Folks!

So this is kind of embarrassing but... I have never worked with RAW files in my cameras. I use the file on my memory card as a JPEG insert it into my computer and start editing...

What is RAW?

What are the benefits?

Are the benefits worth the "extra step" per say.

Do you need to save both file types on your PC/External HD?

I'd really appreciate a Lehman-termed answer!

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