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Raw or JPEG?

24 comments · save · last comment by Dooty W. 5 years ago

Kevin Watts

Kevin W.

ATLANTA,
United States

97 posts

What format do you use when taking your photo's?

I use jpeg for now, but i'm using raw more. Luckily my cam comes with a setting that'll give me both in the same shot.

Just wondering what everyone else uses.

5 years ago

#1
Ryan Ramsay Bennett

Ryan R.

OTTAWA,
Canada

2 posts

R-A-W

0 · May 13, 2009

#2
Melissa Chandler

Melissa C.

SAN DIEGO,
United States

28 posts

jpeg homie

0 · May 13, 2009

#3
Kevin Watts

Kevin W.

ATLANTA,
United States

97 posts

@Melissa C.

I guess the following question would be why do you choose one over the other?

0 · May 14, 2009

#4
Timothy Moore

Timothy M.

PORTLAND OREGON,
United States

22 posts

If you want to make any adjustments to the photo then shoot RAW, jpeg compresses the image, before you ever see it with leaves compression artifacts and a lower bit depth (which helps with shade gradations, colors, skin tone, etc.) You can always save as jpeg after you're done, I could go on but I need to restrain my inner photo nerd.

0 · May 14, 2009

#5
Melissa Chandler

Melissa C.

SAN DIEGO,
United States

28 posts

@Melissa C.

because i haven't used the other ;)

0 · May 14, 2009

#6
Hema Puran

Hema P.

NEW YORK,
United States

4 posts

i set my cam so it saves both raw and jpeg files

0 · May 14, 2009

#7
Aldrin Tan

Aldrin T.

DALLAS,
United States

2 posts

Raw - when shooting photos, you know you will want to edit later.
JPG - for those photos you wnat to upload on lookbook, facebook or myspace asap.

0 · May 15, 2009

#8
KIKI  B

KIKI B.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

136 posts

@Timothy M.

No Please go full throttle nerd cause I don't know the difference and would like to as my camera also has both settings!

0 · May 15, 2009

#9
Heather Louise

Heather L.

NOTTINGHAM,
United Kingdom

595 posts

Jpeg. And I edit and have no problems at all.

0 · May 18, 2009

#10
Oliver Lindkvist

Oliver L.

WHEREVER.,
Trinidad and Tobago

1 posts

Both, Jpeg for quick Bridge reviews and sketch edits once that's done you edit the raw file after the sketch, voila.

0 · May 18, 2009

#11
Makebigparty Yeah!

Makebigparty Y.

PORTLAND, OR,
United States

3 posts

I always shoot raw. Never now when you're going to end up with something amazing.

0 · May 18, 2009

#12
Sharif Robinson

Sharif R.

NORTH CAROLINA,
United States

564 posts

Jpeg for me, It's still just as easy to edit as Raw.

0 · May 23, 2009

#13
Jesse Johanning

Jesse J.

BERMUDA TRIANGLE,
United States

73 posts

RAW ALL THE WAYYYY

0 · May 23, 2009

#14
Sadie Marlowe

Sadie M.

THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE,
Canada

134 posts

Neither; TIFF.

RAW is good, but can be a pain in the ass if you don't have a good converter.
JPEGs are meant for uploading to the internet; each time you re-save a jpeg, it compresses the file and loses information (hence it is known as a "lossy" format).
TIFF is the best, as it is easy to work with, and no data loss upon repeat saves.

0 · May 23, 2009

#15
William W

William W.

MONTREAL,
Canada

26 posts

while RAW is good, and the quality is amazing....it takes up way to much space.
i shoot JPG but i wish i had a bigger memory card to shoot RAW!

0 · May 24, 2009

#16
Kaat S

Kaat S.

YOUR DREAMS,
Belgium

101 posts

I don't even have the possibility to take photos with RAW.
(:

0 · May 24, 2009

#18
Ruby Jubilee

Ruby J.

PARIS, FRANCE,
France

4 posts

Shoot in RAW, save in TIFF for editing, then 'save as' in JPG for a shot going on the internet.

However there's no point in shooting in RAW if you don't have a good converter. If you can't find a good one then just stick with JPG fine.

0 · May 24, 2009

#20
Kevin Watts

Kevin W.

ATLANTA,
United States

97 posts

I guess i'll need to set up my converter to see the full difference. Thanks everyone for you comments.

0 · May 27, 2009

#21
Danielle Yagodich

Danielle Y.

THE STEEL CITY,
United States

5 posts

RAW

0 · May 27, 2009

#22
Kevin Watts

Kevin W.

ATLANTA,
United States

97 posts

@Timothy M.

What kind of edits would be different from editing in a jpeg format?

I've taken shots in raw, but they don't upload to my cs3 so i'll need to load the converter disc that came with my a200.

0 · May 28, 2009

#23
Jack Appleyard

Jack A.

DEVON,
United Kingdom

53 posts

raw in fashion especially

0 · May 28, 2009

#24
Dooty Wooty

Dooty W.

HOME,
United States

28 posts

I haven't used jpeg, I don't think my camera has a setting for it.
I keep it in RAW at all times though. I love it. Good results!

0 · May 30, 2009

  

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