Jpeg or RAW ( & Why) June 2013

Started Jun 8, 2013 | Photos thread
Detail Man
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The JPEG Post Processing Challenge

This shot contains both of the two elements where JPG s fall short (fine-detail and high contrast scene). Enough in the way of talk. Grab your 8-bit image-editors, go at it, and prove me wrong.

Here is the 10 Mpixel OOC JPG (CONTRAST=0, SHARPNESS=-2, NR=-2). Feel free to post process this JPG, and then post your result (at the same 1600 pixel-height, 1200 pixel-width that I have):

I see that the wizards at DPReview continue to demonstrate their incredible technical prowess.

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Here is the best that I have been able to accomplish using an 8-bit JPG post-processing approach:

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Here is the best that I have been able to accomplish using a RAW processing (DxO) approach:

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Good luck. Many have tried - but none (IMO) have managed to equal the RAW processed version using JPEG post-processing approaches where it comes to both fine detail as well as tonal range.

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