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    Re: jpeg vs raw

    I don't see why one would never shoot jpg again. True, for serious composition I certainly shoot raw for processing but in camera processing is so good these days that if you take casual shots the jpg image is good enough, even for a reasonable size print.

    The proof in the pudding, just a snap out of camera.


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    Re: jpeg vs raw

    Jpeg has its place even for demanding work. If in-camera performance is critical, or time to market/publishing, or storage space, then raw becomes an obstacle.

    Personally I think it's a good exercise for everyone to shoot Jpeg every now and then, to get a grip on the compromises involved and make Jpeg work for you - in case you need it at some point.

    Typically some of us (including me) get lazy with the white balance when only shooting raw. Direct-to-Jpeg demands more from the photographer.
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    Re: jpeg vs raw

    Quote Originally Posted by Lars View Post
    Jpeg has its place even for demanding work. If in-camera performance is critical, or time to market/publishing, or storage space, then raw becomes an obstacle.

    Personally I think it's a good exercise for everyone to shoot Jpeg every now and then, to get a grip on the compromises involved and make Jpeg work for you - in case you need it at some point.

    Typically some of us (including me) get lazy with the white balance when only shooting raw. Direct-to-Jpeg demands more from the photographer.
    I shoot jpg + RAW, just because of the white balance risk, especially if the lighting is tricky.
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    Re: jpeg vs raw

    Quote Originally Posted by archiM44 View Post
    I shoot jpg + RAW, just because of the white balance risk, especially if the lighting is tricky.
    Yeah me too, so... My point exactly - you haven't (and I haven't) mastered WB enough to confidently use Jpeg.
    Last year I changed my action sports photography to shoot Jpeg only, but it's so far outdoors only so WB is predictable and measurable.
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    Re: jpeg vs raw

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan View Post
    I don't see why one would never shoot jpg again. True, for serious composition I certainly shoot raw for processing but in camera processing is so good these days that if you take casual shots the jpg image is good enough, even for a reasonable size print.

    The proof in the pudding, just a snap out of camera.

    The shirt is blown; easy enough to fix if you had shot RAW.

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