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

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

demarren 123 wrote:

paparios wrote:

paparios wrote:

Smiller4128 wrote:

I don't really believe in using any PP software to alter an image too much. If I do, it's to lighten/darken certain parts of an image or to enhance the color a tad if it's been brought down by haze and such. I'm wondering though if maybe I'm better off using JPEG as opposed to RAW since the camera will automatically makes adjustments to the image? Or am I still better off shooting RAW?

Well, sometimes it helps,.....a lot. In the example below, one friend used my camera to take a picture, without adjusting the exposure (the camera was in manual). Using RAW and Lightroom 4.2, I was able to adjust the exposure (by 4.3 stops) and get  at least a viewable result.


Another example, this time with High ISO. The original without PP, using DPP. The second processed through Lightroom.


Yes but you can do this with JPG to.lightroom have A white balance picker.

It is just A white balance problem you corrected.

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Yes, but sometimes the jpg is so much off, that too much information is lost. With RAW you have much more headroom.

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