Why you should shoot RAW: an example

Started Feb 13, 2009 | Discussions thread
OP Docno Veteran Member • Posts: 4,874

Dayo wrote:

What we have is a shot straight out of the camera being compared to a
post processed shot. It shows a few areas blown out which can be
recovered easily as I showed. There has been some suggestion about
extra shadows on walls which I can't see in the first place but
assuming they are there as claimed I wouldn't pin the RAW argument on

Very strange that you cannot see the shadows that I'm referring to... Here is the same converted shot with the shadow edges outlined. Below it, for your convenience, is the converted shot with no outlines. The shadows are pretty obvious on my screen in the converted shot, but almost completely gone in the in-camera jpeg.

Let me also state that the shadows in this case are not critical for this image (I started out by saying this was just some shooting about with a new camera/lens combo, and I recognise it is not an 'artistic' shot). But if an irretrievable difference can be seen here, it will also apply to more impressive shots. -Glenn

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