Is it better for me to shoot JPEG as opposed to RAW if I dont do any PP?

Started May 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
Binary Hulled Ion Regular Member • Posts: 334
Have your cake and eat it, too.

Smiller4128 wrote:

Digirame wrote:

JPEG vs RAW debates can go on "forever", on these forums.  RAW can give us better images, but if you are a JPEG shooter, you can do well also.  I shoot JPEGs and don't like to do a lot of post processing, so I concentrate on getting the best picture I can at the time straight from the camera.  It's just a matter of personal preference.  If you were taking pictures at a once-in-a-lifetime event like of a wedding of a close friend, then you might want to choose RAW + JPEG.  To minimize post processing I chimp a lot and when I can't see the images clearly on the LCD, then I look at the histogram.

Well I don't mean to start a huge war or anything here. Just wondering, if for my preferences, would shooting in JPEG be better for me or would I still benefit from the continuos use of RAW?

I'm not anybody in terms of experience or anything, but unless you have tight memory concerns, just shoot both. That way, you get the JPEG without any further work if you're happy with it straight out of the camera. Or, you have the RAW if you feel like doing any other edits. My wife prefers doing it this way. I prefer RAW only because I never know when I might suddenly have a different perspective on something I've already shot, and duplicating what it looks like out of camera is relatively simple.

In short, I don't think anybody's going to look at your picture and compliment you on what it is, but then scoff when they figure out that it's OOC.

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