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Old Feb 28, 2010, 11:31 AM   #1
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Lots of great info on this site.

I just got my new FZ35 and so far I like it very much. Still trying out all the "stuff" it can do. I currently have quality of the picture set on "High" but I see next to it in the menu settings for RAW - RAW+JPG - then on to the high-med-low setting. I understand that you can do a lot of "manipulation" with RAW but I don't think I'll be doing much of that. Why a RAW + JPG? Why would I use it as opposed to the "plain" JPG?
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Welcome to the Forum. We're delighted that you dropped by.

The majority of FZ-35 users do not use the RAW modes due to the substantially increased work load required. There are however, some purists who do prefer RAW.

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Old Feb 28, 2010, 12:24 PM   #3
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the reason you would want to shoot raw+jpeg is it gives you a little extra safety-net for tough scenes. say you are shooting in mixed lighting conditions, or tough lighting conditions. and say one of your shots, an important one, has lost some important details in the highlights or shadows, you could process the RAW image to recover some of that data that may not be present in the jpeg.

the advantage to having the jpeg as well is for the shots that don't need that, you can just use the jpeg.

getting the extra data out of the RAW requires knowledge of RAW processing.
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That explains why RAW + JPG take up more room. I think I will stay simple for a while.
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Congratulations, clint-

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