Still Trying to Convince Myself on RAW

Started Jun 29, 2013 | Photos thread
sybersitizen Veteran Member • Posts: 9,886
Re: Still Trying to Convince Myself on RAW

The point of RAW is that it gives you more possibilities to work on the image after the image is created in the camera.


JPEG doesn't offer that. If you screw the exposure or white balance while shooting JPEG then you can throw that picture away. You won't fix it... take for example the pictures you showed here. lets say you thought the background was too dark and you wanted to lift up the shadows a bit to show some detail. try to do that with a JPEG. a mess. you won't get any detail, simple because there is no detail left... why? because in a JPEG file all the information is lost. you can't recover anything. you just have what you have.

Gross exaggeration. JPGS can be tweaked and adjusted quite a bit (athough not as much as RAWs). Let's keep it factual.

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