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    Question Do you usually shoot RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small)?

    Other than smaller size, it's faster to save if shooting in RAW+JPEG(small). What's your preference and why?


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    Default Re: Do you usually shoot RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small)?

    For me, RAW+JPEG(large) is when JPEGs need to be submitted on the spot, RAW for processing of selected photos at own time.

    RAW+JPEG(small) for convenience of previewing in Windows My Computer without opening additional software.
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    Default Re: Do you usually shoot RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small)?

    In any case, shooting in RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small), the 'quality' of the RAW image is still the same right (i.e. resolution, etc)? In that case, why do people even bother to save a large version of the jpg? Might as well shoot RAW+JPEG(small).

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    Default Re: Do you usually shoot RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small)?

    Quote Originally Posted by windwaver View Post
    In any case, shooting in RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small), the 'quality' of the RAW image is still the same right (i.e. resolution, etc)? In that case, why do people even bother to save a large version of the jpg? Might as well shoot RAW+JPEG(small).
    To fill up my CF card faster, so that I don't shoot too much rubbish.

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    Default Re: Do you usually shoot RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small)?

    Quote Originally Posted by windwaver View Post
    In any case, shooting in RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small), the 'quality' of the RAW image is still the same right (i.e. resolution, etc)? In that case, why do people even bother to save a large version of the jpg? Might as well shoot RAW+JPEG(small).
    Tat is for ppl who may want to cut down on the editing work. If the Jpeg shot can make it, then no need to edit the Raw one anymore.

    This is useful for those who have to go thru a lot of snaps and need to save as much time as possible.

    I personally want quality and will take my time to edit, so I prefer to shoot RAW only, no point for a jpeg which I won't bother to look at or use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Tat is for ppl who may want to cut down on the editing work. If the Jpeg shot can make it, then no need to edit the Raw one anymore.

    This is useful for those who have to go thru a lot of snaps and need to save as much time as possible.

    I personally want quality and will take my time to edit, so I prefer to shoot RAW only, no point for a jpeg which I won't bother to look at or use.
    Hmmm....that's what I meant. I also process from RAW all the time but I was wondering if shooting RAW+JPEG(small) affects the output in any way (not that I know of)

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    Default Re: Do you usually shoot RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small)?

    Quote Originally Posted by windwaver View Post
    Hmmm....that's what I meant. I also process from RAW all the time but I was wondering if shooting RAW+JPEG(small) affects the output in any way (not that I know of)
    Nope.. you are just allowing the camera to process the shot for you (in camera)
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Nope.. you are just allowing the camera to process the shot for you (in camera)
    yeah and saving small JPG, I can save precious saving time at certain situations

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    Default Re: Do you usually shoot RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small)?

    RAW+LARGE cause there are times i just get the picture off the jpeg.

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    Default Re: Do you usually shoot RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small)?

    Actually, just shoot in RAW+JPG(small,normal) rather than (small,fine).

    Essentially, the jpegs will be used for extremely fast viewing. You may wish to put them in separate folders, ie. RAW and JPG. Just pick out those images with the best expressions, right moments and composition, then remember the numbers and move to the RAW for editing.

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    Default Re: Do you usually shoot RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small)?

    Quote Originally Posted by tSkye View Post
    Actually, just shoot in RAW+JPG(small,normal) rather than (small,fine).

    Essentially, the jpegs will be used for extremely fast viewing. You may wish to put them in separate folders, ie. RAW and JPG. Just pick out those images with the best expressions, right moments and composition, then remember the numbers and move to the RAW for editing.
    I see, I have been shooting in RAW+Large but I find that it's very time consuming at times when I need to shoot fast . I process the RAW files anyway.

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    Default Re: Do you usually shoot RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small)?

    Quote Originally Posted by windwaver View Post
    I see, I have been shooting in RAW+Large but I find that it's very time consuming at times when I need to shoot fast . I process the RAW files anyway.
    Then just shoot RAW.... forget the jpeg
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    Default Re: Do you usually shoot RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small)?

    My preference is to shoot in RAW + smallest JPG. The JPG is there just to make it easier for me to sort and quickly preview images in Explorer. The images that I like from the JPG previews are those that I'll work on intently in RAW.
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    Default Re: Do you usually shoot RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wzierbovsky View Post
    My preference is to shoot in RAW + smallest JPG. The JPG is there just to make it easier for me to sort and quickly preview images in Explorer. The images that I like from the JPG previews are those that I'll work on intently in RAW.
    You can browse using Adobe Bridge... save the space. and time
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    Default Re: Do you usually shoot RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small)?

    Yep I know. There's also a RAW thumbnail viewer for Windows, but I've found neither Bridge browsing or that viewer (which causes Gallery to load its images real slow) as easy or fast as viewing the small JPGs.
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    Default Re: Do you usually shoot RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small)?

    Even Bridge's loading of RAW files can be terribly slow when loading a large amount of files in one folder. Thankfully for cache, it just happens the first time you view it.

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    Default Re: Do you usually shoot RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small)?

    Using a mac, I can see RAW files without any additional software. I used to use RAW+JPEG, but then I realise I have to rename two files when archiving o.o When there are already 200 shots to rename.. X2 makes it even more tiring
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    Default Re: Do you usually shoot RAW+JPEG(large) or RAW+JPEG(small)?

    Quote Originally Posted by GavinTing View Post
    Using a mac, I can see RAW files without any additional software. I used to use RAW+JPEG, but then I realise I have to rename two files when archiving o.o When there are already 200 shots to rename.. X2 makes it even more tiring
    Use Automator to rename. Does it in a matter of 3s for about 150 files.

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