Still Trying to Convince Myself on RAW

Started Jun 29, 2013 | Photos thread
Alan_S Senior Member • Posts: 1,834

Gary Eickmeier wrote:

nemist wrote:

If you shoot JPG and you're happy that's good and you should continue to do so. But if you want to extract every bit of IQ from that sensor, learn to process raw photos and you'll probably have a hard time shooting JPG. I only shoot raw now, but sometimes I wish I could JPG, but I can't take the hit in IQ.

Not talking happiness. Stay technical please. If you have some examples of superior IQ, that is what I am after.

Gary, here are a couple of quick examples of the results I see...

OOC jpg:

ooc jpg

JPG processed from RAW in Adobe CS6 (the background is a bit contrasty but I'm focusing on a finished shot cropped tight on the faces):

100% crops of each, first OOC JPG:

100% crop Processed from RAW in CS6:

And one more...


Processed from RAW in CS6

Everyone's personal preference differs, but for me I prefer what I'm getting from RAW. The beauty of it is that RAW puts you in the driver's seat.

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