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TunafishJoe Dec 30, 2004 9:57 PM

[align=center]What file format do you shoot in most often?[/align]

Sivaram Velauthapillai Dec 30, 2004 10:49 PM

I'm not sure if this is supposed to be people with higher end cameras (since mine only shoots in JPEG) but anyway, I shoot in JPEG only (that's the only thing my camera supports).

rob_strain Dec 30, 2004 10:55 PM

I always use raw unless I need high speed shooting and quick buffer refill times. I do a lot of shooting in low light and require the extra latitude raw offers.

photosbyvito Dec 30, 2004 11:00 PM

i shoot jpeg most of the time, because of my previous lack of, now i'm alright in that sense, so i'll probably shoot RAW


Grinder Dec 30, 2004 11:30 PM

New to dSLR so I shoot the highest JPEG - However - RAW when I upgrade my computer so I can us Photoshop CS.

TunafishJoe Dec 31, 2004 12:14 AM

[align=center]If your camera only shoots in JPEG check JPEG.[/align]
[align=center]And when I say TIFF, I meen an uncompressed TIFF.[/align]
[align=center]I love JPEG cuz it takes a fraction of a second to save, but uncompressed formats are great for fixing them up.[/align]
[align=center]But once you print them you can't tell the difference between High Quality JPEG's and uncompressed formats.[/align]

PeterP Dec 31, 2004 1:18 AM

TIFF? Only my old Point & Shoots had Tiff:-) what a waste of space and time (about 20secs to write a tiff :lol:)

On the old 5mp P&S a Jpg saved at about 2meg, A RAW at about 6meg and a tiff at 15meg:crazy:.

The new DSLR does not have TIFF as an option. It is RAW or JPG or RAW+JPG are the options. It takes about 1 second to write out a RAW fileand the camera buffers up to 6 RAW's, so write speed is not really an issue.:-D. I figure why waste anything your sensor is giving you, even with RAW I get over 70 images to a 1gb eXtreme card.

The only time(Special Occasion)I'd switch over to JPG only, is if I needed a really long burst at 5fps. And since I don't normally shoot action that is not a likely scenario.

Tim_The_Sandman Dec 31, 2004 2:11 AM

I used to typically use JPEG's all the time, until I saw how much easier it is to clean up an image in post processing with RAW files. Now I tend to shoot exclusively RAW (or RAW + JPEG), but hardly ever JPEG on it's own.

Paul(UK) Dec 31, 2004 11:45 AM

RAW only on my 20D.

I was unhappy with the results from JPG. Since using RAW only I can get a photo I am happy with. Pity the buffer is only 6 shots in raw rather than the 20+ in JPG :mad:

jawz Dec 31, 2004 11:55 AM

RAW, mostly. Else 'fine' JPEG if I'm just dinking around.

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