Quantcast Is raw necessary?

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    19
    Rep Power
    2

    Default Is raw necessary?

    I was shooting in Yosemite and it was a normal day no harsh shadows or bright highlights.My question is is it necessary to shoot raw in a situation like that.Shooting raw to me would be for tricky lighting subjects.Does shooting raw increase detail or resolution as oppose to jpeg.I would rather shoot with jpeg rather than raw.Raw creates to big of a file.What do you say?

  2. #2
    Super Moderator/Reviewer
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    10,781
    Rep Power
    60

    Default Re: Is raw necessary?

    Most cameras that shoot in raw give you the option of taking a simultaneous raw and jpeg photo. When compare them on your computer you should be able to tell if there's a substantial enough improvement in raw to make it worthwhile for you.
    My Gear:
    Panasonic FZ28
    Canon Elph 110 HS
    Canon A720IS (retired)

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    western US
    Posts
    3,133
    Rep Power
    21

    Default Re: Is raw necessary?

    Of course this depends on how fussy you are. Greater DR is just one of the advantages of RAW. Another is the absence of compression. Examine a clear blue sky very closely in a JPG image and you will detect a faintly mottled effect. Where the same sky tones in RAW are smoother (until it is converted to JPG). Links to more articles on RAW -

    RAW vs. JPEG: Who wins? | PhotoNaturalist

    RAW vs JPEG (JPG) - The Ultimate Visual Guide

    RAW vs JPEG

    Kelly Cook
    Olympus PL2, Canon EOS 50D, Fujifilm F45fd, various film dinosaurs

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    13
    Rep Power
    1

    Default Re: Is raw necessary?

    I am not sure. I shoot mainly AUTO and do well with it.

 

 

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. JPEG vs RAW
    By SoCalRich in forum Photography
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 03-18-2009, 12:42 AM
  2. Bibble 4.9 Pro RAW Conversion Software Review
    By David Rasnake in forum Digital Camera News
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-23-2008, 02:46 PM
  3. A570 IS vs FZ8 for a wanabee photographer
    By jtibau in forum What Camera Should I Buy?
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-12-2007, 10:52 AM
  4. Fujifilm Finepix S9100 Digital Camera Review
    By Jim Keenan in forum Digital Camera News
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-11-2006, 07:11 AM
  5. Fujifilm Finepix E900 Digital Camera Review
    By Howard Creech in forum Digital Camera News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-27-2006, 08:00 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:08 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.2
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1