This shot is what convinced me to shoot in RAW (RX10)

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Mazymus Forum Member • Posts: 87
This shot is what convinced me to shoot in RAW (RX10)

First is the original JPG (I dual shot with RAW but didn't include it.)

Then I did some PP on LR on the JPG.

Last, I did some PP on the RAW.

I'm convinced.

lancespring Veteran Member • Posts: 3,879
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a comparison, as that is not an exposure that anyone would ever normally take.

Also, the best quality JPG option is Extra Fine.  To do a comparison between it and Raw, you would need to take two separate exposures of the same scene.

I certainly don't dispute that Raw will not outperform JPG significantly.   But I am doubtful that this is that helpful of an illustration.

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Agreed

A bit of a strange image in the first place.

But I'm sure there is a reason behind it.

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lancespring wrote:

a comparison, as that is not an exposure that anyone would ever normally take.

Also, the best quality JPG option is Extra Fine. To do a comparison between it and Raw, you would need to take two separate exposures of the same scene.

I certainly don't dispute that Raw will not outperform JPG significantly. But I am doubtful that this is that helpful of an illustration.

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Well,

It does show without words how much is 'very surprisingly' there, which illustrates the power/advantage of having a RAW version available, either as your regular process, or as backup in case something needs 'saving'. An alternative would be a seriously overexposed version, again 'salvaged' by RAW.

As for Extra Fine Jpeg, after trials, many, myself included, cannot see/find any difference/benefit between Jpeg and Extra Fine Jpeg. I was surprisingly disappointed. Less Compression doesn't help with exposure, just potentially more detail, perhaps less noise.

A thorough article in an earlier thread (sorry I am too sleepy to go find it) with images, charts, circles and arrows documented visually/technically that Extra Fine Jpeg was only beneficial in very specific instances.

They are twice the file size, simply not worth it for any shots I take and I doubt would have helped here.

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BRUCEK56 Contributing Member • Posts: 858
Re: This shot is what convinced me to shoot in RAW (RX10)

Hi,

I only shoot raw and I agree but I think this raw sample needs a little more work.

In the JPEG shot his pants, the dog and the far blue couch are much more accurate in color.

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elliottnewcomb Forum Pro • Posts: 11,289
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elliottnewcomb wrote:

lancespring wrote:

a comparison, as that is not an exposure that anyone would ever normally take.

Also, the best quality JPG option is Extra Fine. To do a comparison between it and Raw, you would need to take two separate exposures of the same scene.

I certainly don't dispute that Raw will not outperform JPG significantly. But I am doubtful that this is that helpful of an illustration.

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Well,

It does show without words how much is 'very surprisingly' there, which illustrates the power/advantage of having a RAW version available, either as your regular process, or as backup in case something needs 'saving'. An alternative would be a seriously overexposed version, again 'salvaged' by RAW.

As for Extra Fine Jpeg, after trials, many, myself included, cannot see/find any difference/benefit between Jpeg and Extra Fine Jpeg. I was surprisingly disappointed. Less Compression doesn't help with exposure, just potentially more detail, perhaps less noise.

A thorough article in an earlier thread (sorry I am too sleepy to go find it) with images, charts, circles and arrows documented visually/technically that Extra Fine Jpeg was only beneficial in very specific instances.

They are twice the file size, simply not worth it for any shots I take and I doubt would have helped here.

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Here's the Extra Fine Jpeg thread, and the link to the site with thourough testing

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3606240#forum-post-52899477

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sleepwalker400 Senior Member • Posts: 1,603
Re: This shot is what convinced me to shoot in RAW (RX10)

Raw is  usually superior but it is a mixed bag, don't be put off by some of the responses here some people need to learn diplomacy

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BRUCEK56 Contributing Member • Posts: 858
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sleepwalker400 wrote:

Raw is usually superior but it is a mixed bag, don't be put off by some of the responses here some people need to learn diplomacy

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...........just a couple of VERY quick adjustments.

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sleepwalker400 Senior Member • Posts: 1,603
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See and this man has Respect nice job.

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sleepwalker400 Senior Member • Posts: 1,603
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Looks like you removed the noise.

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BRUCEK56 Contributing Member • Posts: 858
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sleepwalker400 wrote:

Looks like you removed the noise.

............Yes!

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sleepwalker400 Senior Member • Posts: 1,603
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I thought so ,good job. See this is a good morning when people act Human and not SARCASTIC

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BRUCEK56 Contributing Member • Posts: 858
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sleepwalker400 wrote:

I thought so ,good job. See this is a good morning when people act Human and not SARCASTIC

I figured the JPEG automatically has noise reduction applied so why not add some to the raw.

I only had a "paste" photo to work on not the actual raw file so I was very limited in the adjustments.............but I think it is a better comparison now.

I have NEVER understood the attitude of some members on this forum. It is like they come here to purposely antagonize. I don't get it.

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sleepwalker400 Senior Member • Posts: 1,603
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I  Agree they need to learn manners . I BET if they were on a Barr stool next me they would have manners

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BRUCEK56 Contributing Member • Posts: 858
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"I BET if they were on a Barr stool next me they would have manners"

...I love it!

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sleepwalker400 Senior Member • Posts: 1,603
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By the way check out the pics I put up  @ THE cabana

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Mazymus OP Forum Member • Posts: 87
Re: This shot is what convinced me to shoot in RAW (RX10)

Thanks everyone.  I'm definitely learning ALOT.  This was done on the first day of  the camera ownership and settings were completely off.  I was (and still am) reading a book on basic photography which I admit I'm very new to as well and was just messing around the the settings

I was just surprised how much data I can get back in just an underexposed shot (even the JPG did ok but the differences were amazing to me.) 
I definitely need to spend much more time with LR as well, since that was also the first time I used any such software (usually the wife does all the stuff on PS, which after using LR, for me is PS a harder way to go about it)

Another shot also with the little guy.  So far, really love the camera

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JPGs are better than most suppose...
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RAW files are great because of having lots of info for processing and recovering, OK!, but beyond RAW lovers imagination, you can also do great jobs from JPGs, in fact I shot RAWs only in very special occasions.

Original JPEG

Processed JPEG

I'd probably get better results shooting in RAW but this is just enough for me and saving A LOT of memory space in my hard disks.

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Mazymus OP Forum Member • Posts: 87
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aaanouel wrote:

RAW files are great because of having lots of info for processing and recovering, OK!, but beyond RAW lovers imagination, you can also do great jobs from JPGs, in fact I shot RAWs only in very special occasions.

Original JPEG

Processed JPEG

I'd probably get better results shooting in RAW but this is just enough for me and saving A LOT of memory space in my hard disks.

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Point well taken. Beautiful shot

sybersitizen Veteran Member • Posts: 6,042
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True... if you're going to give a shot a completely wrong exposure like that, it's better to do so in RAW.

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