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Old 29th January 2019
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Re: Topaz: Process JPEG as RAW

Originally Posted by pdk42 View Post
That makes no sense at all. In preparing a JPEG, the camera has already lost information and created potentially unwanted artefacts that will be almost impossible to get rid of:

- Compressed the image with information loss (lossy compression)
- Reduced bit depth to 8 bits
- Added a tone curve
- Added edge sharpening
- Smoothed detail via noise reduction
- Done image manipulations like distortion correction, CA removal, vignette reduction
- Set WB
- ......

That's why I always shoot raw!
My opinion too as a general approach.

I suppose you could shoot the largest JPEGs the camera will do and work on them straight from the camera.

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