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 Post subject: RAW+JPEG - the benefit
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:36 pm 
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What is the benefit?

When i preview a RAW-picture on my camera, canon 550d, both the white balance and picture style is applied, so, if i got this right, the JPEG would be identical to that - only less quality / friendly to fiddling afterwards.

The only benefits that RAW+JPEG then leave me with seems like some conveince stuff - like not having to convert or import before viewing.

Is that all? I feel like i am missing something, probably obvious.

I've been googling, and all i could find was people discussing RAW versus JPEG. Sorry if the answer is obvious.


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I always shoot raw+jpeg for the following reasons...

If I want to post a quick snap online I can go with the JPEG.

If I get a shot that I want to post process I can use the RAW.

I have to worry less about white balance settings as this can be tweaked in the RAW file and wouldn't be an option if I shot JPEG only.

I am a great fan of B&W and when shooting I set a (tweaked) mono picture style so I can see a B&W preview on the LCD screen. I can then post process the RAW into B&W and even convert it into exactly the same image as the JPEG by applying the same picture style in DPP.


Memory cards are fairly cheap these days and any duds can be easily culled so you don't have to fill up your PC's hard drive.

I only have a 10Mpxl camera at present so the files aren't to big, maybe if I upgrade to a 5DmkII I would have to think twice about RAW+JPEG

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I am a great fan of B&W and when shooting I set a (tweaked) mono picture style so I can see a B&W preview on the LCD screen. I can then post process the RAW into B&W and even convert it into exactly the same image as the JPEG by applying the same picture style in DPP.

But can't the RAW-picture give me the same preview? As far as i can tell, the picture style is applied.


Off-topic: Could i ask how you tweaked your b&w style if you don't mind?

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Raw is far superior. The file is larger so naturally you can deduce that it contains more information, and it does. You have full control of your white balance in post process. You can boost the exposure with less noise, and you can also bring back blown out portions of the photo. If the photo was in jpeg, the blown parts of you photos would just be lost. I only shoot in RAW.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:45 am 
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@Mr Moose

I have setup

UserDef1 based on Mono with Sharpness 5, Contrast 7, Filter Yellow
UserDef2 based on Mono with Sharpness 5, Contrast 7, Filter Red

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Thanks guys!

I think i'll go with RAW only then, i'm never really in any hurry.

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