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RAW vs JPEG - should you always shoot in RAW?

Discussion in 'Photography Q&A' started by Mike, May 19, 2016.

  1. TedG

    TedG Well-Known Member

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    While in Poland, I used JPEG exclusively for 2000+ photos. The Advanced AUTO on my A6300 does a lot of thinking for me. I was in many iffy lighting situations and I wanted the camera to figure it out. As I'm processing my results, I have realized I made a good decision.


    With that said, I shoot strictly RAW, in A-Mode for my day to day photography.


    2018 Krakow Misc  50_01.JPG
    Date: 2018:04:24 13:41:32 - Manufacturer: Sony - Model: ILCE-6300 - Focallength: 25 mm - Measurement: Pattern - Aperture: 4 - ISO: 4000 - Exposuretime: 1/60 sec - Flash: No Flash
     
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  2. Mike

    Mike Super Moderator
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    With doing raw and jpeg on different cards i will be able to work from raw on any i want to and will save a raw along side my jpeg as i do now,cant see me not shooting both as you never know when you may need a raw, as you say though jpeg engines have moved forward.
     
  3. Eduard

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    I always shoot RAW to maximize my images. With the latest version of Lightroom's vastly improved Auto tone button, I'm seriously considering having it applied during import as a base to start adjustments.
     
  4. Michael

    Michael Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I'll give it a try to apply during import. I'll test it.
     
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    Michael Well-Known Member

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    Just saw the possibility to add something during import. Thx Eduard for pointing this out.
     
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