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07-30-2012, 04:00 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by slackercruster Quote
so....which is better RAW or TIFF?
RAW is pure data, and your RAW programs don't editthe RAW file. A TIFF image is a RAW file as interpretated by the RAW converter and saved through TIFF compression. If the RAW is smaller than the TIFF (and it will be smaller than 16 bit TIFF), there really isn't a reason for the camera to take TIFF over RAW for storage. Neither is going to lose the image data upon saving, but one is smaller.

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Although I think Pentax has dropped its proprietary RAW file format in recent cameras and has gone just to the Adobe DNG format (can someone confirm this??).
Yes, K-30 is DNG-only.
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Yes, K-30 is DNG-only.
As is the K-01.
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Nice link. I had honestly forgotten about TIFF and how it differs from RAW.

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QuoteOriginally posted by slackercruster Quote
so....which is better RAW or TIFF?
Think of TIFF as being just like JPEG but a ton larger and slightly better quality. RAW is totally and completely different. It's better for all purposes except sending to someone else - if you want them to see an image the same way you are seeing it, you need to send TIFF or JPEG or some other non-RAW format.
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