Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > Newbie Help

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Feb 22, 2010, 4:35 AM   #41
Senior Member
maggo85's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Arzl im Pitztal/Austria/Europe
Posts: 1,135

Originally Posted by peripatetic View Post
There are at least 4 important things you get with RAW:
1. The ability to set white balance after the shot is taken.
2. The ability to apply the noise reduction appropriate to the image.
3. The ability to recover 0.5 to 1.5 stops of highlights that would be blown in JPG.
4. The ability to apply sharpening appropriate to the image instead of a default setting which is often to much or too little.
I've played around a lot with RAW files, used DxO 6 and Lightroom 2.5 to make JPEG's out of them - and I really liked the results, they mostly looked better than the out-the-cam-JPEG's (I mostly shoot RAW+JPEG).

I have no problem spending hours making JPEG's from my RAW's - so my question is: I'm going to the US this summer and of course want to get the best photos I can get with my gear.... would you shoot RAW or just JPEG?

I think it's a tough decision to make
Markus Rimml Photography | Facebook | Twitter

2 x EOS 6D | 24/1.4 ART | 35/1.4 ART | 50/1.4 | 85/1.8 | 135/2L
maggo85 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:35 PM.