Shooting in RAW - Why?

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Shooting in RAW - Why?

I've spent many years shooting and processing (PS - LAB) in JPG.

Recently, I've been considering shooting in RAW + JPG (security blanket I guess) and trying to determine the pros & cons.

I always assume people shoot in RAW because more information is kept with the image to be used mostly to recover over and underexposed areas. Is this the case?

What are the other advantages of shooting in RAW.

While processing in PS - jpg about 5 years ago I started to learn LAB and became hooked on it as it permits a total separation between luminosity and color.

What will I gain and what will I lose?

Thanks

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