Please start using RAW

Started Apr 17, 2009 | Discussions thread
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trooplewis wrote:

You don't understand why he is upset? Does the work condescending
mean anything to you? "You choose not to use the available tools" "I
was a jpeg holdout for a long time" (what, until you saw the light?)

I began shooting raw when an appropriate raw developer was produced for the cameras I was shooting at the time. I prefer having control of my photos in the digital darkroom and that's my personal preference. You're reading too much into what I wrote.

That's how most of these threads go: the RAW guys think they are the
pros and that the jpeg guys are still uninformed rookies.

I, personally, don't feel that way.

I personally do not care what tools you choose to use or not use.

I was not responding to you so if you really don't care, why bother replying?

If I ever retire (unlikely) and have a couple extra hours in my day,
I might read a couple of books on RAW processing and spend some time
at it. Maybe I'm just not very good at it, because every photo I like
in RAW I like the jpeg just as much. Ones I don't like, I don't like
in either. ALso, I choose to try hard to NOT make my photos look like
they have been worked over.

I've found that raw developing is not any more time consuming than tweaking JPEGs in the editor of your choice. As to overworked photos: Guilty! I typically push the tools I use,that you don't care about, to their limits as a learning excersize. I'd guess that more than 90% of my photos are not overcooked.

Just my preference.

And that's all that counts. I'm not pushing raw processing on anyone; it's just my preference and I'm as free as you are to share my thoughts.

I think what ignites the jpeg folks who post is just a generally
holier-than-thou attitude that you have not arrived unless you
process RAW photos.

Well, I don't feel that way at all. I have not had any of my photos featured on a news program as you have and I thought that you did very well. At the time that ran, I really couldn't have cared less whether the photos you shot were JPEGs or ORFs. It really didn't make any difference.

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