Still Trying to Convince Myself on RAW

Started Jun 29, 2013 | Photos thread
Tim A2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,099
Better to compare apples to apples

I shoot JPEG, but know RAW has it's advantages and am looking in to switching. My problem is with folks who compare an unprocessed badly exposed OOC JPEG with God knows what camera JPEG processing settings to a processed RAW photo. When I shoot a JPEG that is not exposed correctly I correct the exposure and shoot again (pleae don't tell me I may miss a once-in-a-lifetime shot). My camera settings for JPEG are pretty much left at neutral and I process the JPEGs with curves, levels, unsharp mask, histogram, WB, etc. Now that brings up a separate question. Would processing a RAW image take any longer?

So please don't ask me to compare a poorly exposed, unprocessed JPEG with unspecified settings to a processed RAW image. Yes, of course it is not apples to apples, but please use a properly exposed and processed JPEG if you want the comparison to be meaningful.


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