Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Raw / jpeg.

  1. #1

    Default Raw / jpeg.

    Hi. I'm new, and would like a ask something.
    What is the difference between shooting in RAW and JPEG?
    And I heard some people prefer to shoot in RAW - or is that even true?
    If it is so, why do they prefer RAW?

    I'm sorry if my questions sound stupid... but thanks.

  2. #2
    Senior Member giantcanopy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    SG
    Posts
    6,232

    Default Re: Raw / jpeg.

    Hi PyeeL

    Each has their own advantages. RAW has more information captured in each file, but larger file size and potentially more tedious post processing.

    A few threads recently that discussed regarding raw

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...light=RAW+Jpeg

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...light=RAW+Jpeg

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...light=RAW+Jpeg

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...light=RAW+Jpeg

    Ryan

  3. #3

    Default Re: Raw / jpeg.

    Hey thanks Ryan!
    One more thing, are RAW files larger than JPEG's?
    Last edited by PyeeL; 4th September 2008 at 03:26 PM.

  4. #4
    Senior Member giantcanopy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    SG
    Posts
    6,232

    Default Re: Raw / jpeg.

    Quote Originally Posted by PyeeL View Post
    Hey thanks Ryan!
    One more thing, are RAW files larger than JPEG's?
    yes larger size

  5. #5

    Default Re: Raw / jpeg.

    Quote Originally Posted by PyeeL View Post
    Hey thanks Ryan!
    One more thing, are RAW files larger than JPEG's?
    If you try a google search for "RAW vs JPEG" you'll find a lot of information. RAW is the raw data straight from the sensor. JPEG is post-processed and compressed. So a JPEG file can be 5-10x smaller than a RAW file, but at the expense of detail and dynamic range headroom.
    Alpha

  6. #6
    Member Deming86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    SengKang
    Posts
    261

    Default Re: Raw / jpeg.

    Depending on the confidence and size available at hand for the photog, he may choose to shoot in RAW for like important shoots as it may be a saving grace in case you get the WB wrong or something... Personally i shoot in RAW as I don't wanna go home and find that the picture wasn't what I hoped for in JPEG format. But of course I do hope for the day that with experience I can confidently shoot JPEG with space for more pictures! =D
    Shoot with your heart, not for greed/ego..

  7. #7

    Default Re: Raw / jpeg.

    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    yes larger size
    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    If you try a google search for "RAW vs JPEG" you'll find a lot of information. RAW is the raw data straight from the sensor. JPEG is post-processed and compressed. So a JPEG file can be 5-10x smaller than a RAW file, but at the expense of detail and dynamic range headroom.
    Okay, that sounds like time for a larger CF card for me.
    Thanks for the info Ryan and kae(if I can call you that).

  8. #8

    Default Re: Raw / jpeg.

    For me, I shoot RAW for more freedom in PP.With a good software like Adobe Camera Raw, I tempted to try out RAW instead of Jpeg and I never turned back since.To me, if you want good image quality, shoot RAW.If shooting friends and all, I shoot Jpeg.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Raw / jpeg.

    Ok thanks screamed for the tip. I think I'll be trying out RAW with Adobe soon.

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    117

    Default Re: Raw / jpeg.

    It's just the size of the file, JPEG is compressed = less space taken
    Photography & Audiophile Addict :lovegrin:

  11. #11

    Default Re: Raw / jpeg.

    I just wrote an article on my site about RAW vs. JPEG with a table explaining the differences if you're interested. It's obviously my point of view only and not everyone will agree, but I just decided that shooting exclusively in RAW (as I've done for the past 3 years) is definitely not the best option.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •