Oly raw - why bother?

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Klarno Veteran Member • Posts: 4,233
Re: Oly raw - why bother?

acfo wrote:

geejay101 wrote:

Is there any reason why one shouldnt just work with the jpegs out of the camera and then do processing in Lightroom or whatever? It seems that only Oly knows how to demosaic their sensors properly. Using only jpeg would save tons of drive space.

Any downside? Thanks for your input.

Jpeg compression isn't lossless. To crop or process, the image has to be decompressed and then compressed again. Each time you do that you loose more image information until you end up with mush.

This hasn’t been an issue in more than two decades, unless your experience with image editing is entirely in memes.

For modern software it’s commonplace to preserve the original and only work on a copy. You have to go out of your way to get Photoshop to save as anything but a .PSD.

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