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

Started May 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
mfait Contributing Member • Posts: 670
Re: Is it better for me to shoot JPEG as opposed to RAW if I dont do any PP?

WilbaW wrote:

Smiller4128 wrote:

am I still better off shooting RAW?

Unless you're perfectly happy with what you get out of the camera and that's all you'll ever need, you're always better off shooting raw. You can extract the embedded JPEGs from a batch of raw files (the same JPEGs you would have got if you shot raw+JPEG),

Not true on my XSi and probably not true on most dSLR's.

RAW+JPG give me a 12 MP JPG file.  However the JPG image embedded in the RAW file is about 3 MP.

with a tool like Instant JPEG from RAW in a few seconds, and have all the creative possibilities if you do get the raw thing some time.

When I got my first DSLR I was good enough at editing JPEGs, happy to do that, and didn't see the benefits of raw. To break through I had to force myself to learn how to use a raw converter and explore what it could do. Haven't shot JPEG since.

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