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# 108178 25-Aug-2012 19:00
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Just wondering what other people use and why? I am leaning towards raw.

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  # 676945 25-Aug-2012 20:10
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Raw only.

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  # 676947 25-Aug-2012 20:13
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I was using Raw+Jpeg for a while until I found out there was a jpeg file embedded in the raw file that could be easily extracted if needed so now I am just shooting raw.


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  # 676956 25-Aug-2012 20:54
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I do both since space is so cheap.

I do wish that I could get a raw and a downsized jpeg instead of the jpeg being full res tho.


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  # 676962 25-Aug-2012 21:42
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RAW only. I've probably taken 150,000 photos in the past 5 years, not a single image was its best right out of camera. RAW gives me the ability to improve my images easily, recover from mistakes, and process images in batches rather than individually.

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  # 677090 26-Aug-2012 12:38
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JPG if I'm doing something that's not important (usually on my compact camera which doesn't support RAW anyway).

I always use RAW if there is even the slightest risk of having a "damn I wish I'd..." moment when I get home.

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  # 677587 27-Aug-2012 13:17
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Raw always. So I can recover highlights and lowlights more easily with better quality, and so I can change the white balance waaaaaaaaaaaay more easily and satisfactorily.

I forgot to change the WB back to what it should be too often.

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  # 677592 27-Aug-2012 13:20
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for 95% of people, 95% of the time, JPG is fine. It's faster, less storage space required, no time to process etc.

For a very few people, RAW is better.

I personally always shoot RAW but there's NO WAY everyone else has the same requirements I do.

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  # 677613 27-Aug-2012 13:45
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I shoot JPEG only.

I have never taken a photo that I couldn't get the desired result from the JPEG, and had a 'Wish I had RAW' moment.

The Geek in me says do RAW+JPG for everything, I have the storage, and the ability, but yet here I am, using JPEG, and not spending anywhere near as much time in post-processing.


If I was doing professional shots, I would shoot RAW+JPEG for the added safety factor.

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  # 677616 27-Aug-2012 13:50
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For a time I did RAW, but soon lost the enthusiasm, my camera (Pentax DSLR) seems to produce quite adequate jpegs, but if I was more serious obviously I would invest the time and effort.


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