POLL: How often do you shoot raw images?

Started May 1, 2014 | Polls thread
djddpr Veteran Member • Posts: 7,068
Re: POLL: How often do you shoot raw images?


Thank-you for your photographic evidence. I see noticeable differences between the jpg and raw versions: 1. There is more saturation in the post-processed raw and I suspect more natural colors as well. The jpg version appears to have a yellow color cast. 2. The jpg version is out of focus.

Overall, not a fair test. The jpg version should start with focus equivalent to the raw version -- any comparison with one version of obviously worse focus will not be fair. After equalizing on focus, the jpg version should be post-processed with equal vigor as the raw version, includeing removing the yellow color cast

You indicate: "By the way, I haven't noticed any combative RAW proponents in this thread, though there were a couple of combative posts from the "other side."" Really? I have accumulated enough figurative scars over the last 12 months to dispute your claim. For multiple reasons, please read sherman_levine's reply to my post.

I make to you the same offer that I made to Sherman Levine: I use and recommend, when dynamic range is extremely high, compensating by simply setting camera contrast to its minimum value and post-processing the jpg file to restore some/all of the dynamic range (standard procedure with any editing software that supports multiple transparent layers). For years I have used this procedure to good effect, as the few photos I submitted earlier indicate. And I can submit as photographic evidence hundreds or even thousands of such examples. How much photographic evidence would you like me to submit for your review? In making your decision, please be prepared to respond in kind and amount with your photographic evidence.

David Dollevoet

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