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03-21-2010, 03:12 AM   #1
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What do you use most Raw or Jpeg

I'd love to know what you use most of the time (and what camera)

RAW
Jpeg and what Jpeg Quality setting
and why.

03-21-2010, 03:20 AM   #2
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RAW - k20. More flexible in post processing (and the one client giving me the bulk of my work right now mandates it).
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RAW all the way

Ever since I know how to use RAW, I never went back to JPG unless I use my point and shoot camera. Granted RAW uses more spaces (who cares nowadays as hard drives are dirt cheap) but it allows you to freely post process your images without worrying of losing the original image quality.


RAW + Lightroom is probably the best combination out there. I barely use Photoshop unless I really need to do some major retouches.
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RAW as well on K10D and K100D; I only do simple PP using UFRAW. Must still get to more advanced stuff.

Reason is that I make to many mistakes that I can not correct in JPEG

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I shoot with Raw+Jpeg. I use Jpeg just to reference but for everything that I like I post process the raw.
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I always shoot RAW, better quality and more room to move in PP. I do everything in CS 4 & ACR. I use a K20D.
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RAW almost all of the time. I will go back to jpeg if I'm doing test shots or ones that I really don't think I'll do anything else with. Recently I went back to my early days 2 years ago when I was only shooting in jpeg and was surprized how little control I had of my images. So for me it's RAW.
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RAW - K-7
RAW - K10D

My workflow is going to be the same whether I shoot JPEG or RAW (import to LR, edit photos, export), so why not just shoot RAW anyway.

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@OP:

On a site note: what do you use ?
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RAW except for testing lens...
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RAW for prints >20 x 30, JPEGs for everything else.
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I will always RAW for the extra control in PP, exceptions are only for some assignments (usually sports which have deadlines) when I shoot JPEG where I have to submit over the wire straight away, i.e. no time to process.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sterretje Quote
@OP:

On a site note: what do you use ?
On my previous camera's 80% of the time I have used JPeg, only under Rare conditions used RAW (ORF) mostly because of worries regarding future usability of ORF, Now with the K7 and in my opinion only advantages in using DNG I'm migrating to DNG
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RAW DNG as it's more flexible than jpeg for fixing the various goofs I make.
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I also do RAW + JPEG. Im still a bit of a newbie, so I like the instant satisfaction of the jpegs, but keep the RAW files as I learn post processing in order to work on them later in the future.
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