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View Poll Results: How do you shoot... JPG, RAW or Both...?
JPG only 2 2.94%
RAW only 42 61.76%
Both JPG and RAW 24 35.29%
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Re: How do you shoot, jpg, RAW or both?

I shoot Raw only unless I need to give someone the uncooked jpegs to preview which pics they want (like on a paid shoot, sometimes for product shots) ... Otherwise just Raw only these days.
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Re: How do you shoot, jpg, RAW or both?

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Yes. Looking at image quality you can get equal results. Lightroom has more bells and whistles and DAM but you pay for that. (way too much IMHO)

RawTherapee is a free program, the next version is coming soon. It is an excellent program to use in combination with PSP or PSE.

I do test most raw developer programs regularly (for personal use) and find that you can get excellent and comparable results from most of them.

As the area where I live and shoot my photo's has a lot of grassland the correct development of the different shades of grass-green is very important to me. None of the programs do a perfect job on this but some come very close, like RawTherapee and PSP X2 ultimate.

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Thanks Henk -

I have downloaded RawThereapee, now all I have to do is take some Raw images.

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Re: How do you shoot, jpg, RAW or both?

I shoot mostly jpeg, I'm trying to work out why, but it's mainly because the RAW files from the E400 are so huge and I don't do a lot of editing.

If the light is challenging or it's a special, one-of occasion, I'll use RAW which gives me more leeway to get the picture right.

I haven't voted because my choices don't seem to be covered.
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Re: How do you shoot, jpg, RAW or both?

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I choose RAW

1) because I do not want the camera throwing away any information without my explicit and considered say-so. I paid for those pixels and I want to play with them.

2) because if I'm going to do a major change to colour tone by playing with the temperature then I want to do it before the camera has made judgements about compression etc. Why do I want to make these changes - well almost always for 'artistic reasons' - because I want a warmer/colder colour interpretation. Analagous to making a choice about film stock or colour filter - but done in the warm without fiddling about in the field.

3) because, on the rare occaisions I take what by my standards is a really good shot then I'll want to process it as a tiff to retain as much information as possible. Other shots I'll process as jpg (but with the raw files as a 'security'), to keep down disc usage.

4) Because raw processors such as RawTherapee can let you pull back some highlight information which gets lost in in-camera conversion.

But of course there isn't a 'correct' choice. It's what suits you and your requirements/style of working.

Nick
RAW only - like Nick said - why throw away the "negatives"?

Processed thru Lightroom 2.1rc (almost always), Lightzone (sometimes) or Raw Therapee (rarely), depending on what the file needs. If it needs further work, I usually export to Photoshop CS (as PSD) or PTLens / ShiftN as TIFF.

Since discovering this:

http://www.rawworkflow.com/blog/2008...-raw-ijfr.html

I would no longer bother shooting RAW+JPEG even if I wanted quick proofs.
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