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Old Sep 26, 2006, 2:04 AM   #1
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I appreciate that the settings available in the DS2 to adjust the jpeg processing (sharpness saturation, and contrast) are probably similar to those found in Photoshop, but do you have a favourite setting you adjust to get a better result?

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I agree with robar, leave the setting on default & use a graphics package to post process - Photoshop is ideal.
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Old Sep 26, 2006, 6:37 AM   #4
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I don't care because I shoot exclusively into RAW

BTW, I always wonder why people are using JPEG when RAW is available?


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Old Sep 26, 2006, 7:32 AM   #5
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I left them at the default settings.


Edvinas I use JPEG regulalry when shooting sports as action shots do not require quite the same quality of image as landscape and portrait work.

Last weekend out I shot over a thousand images over four days in jpeg that took four 1 GB memory cards.

Also the time to download and categorise large numbers of images is much quicker in jpeg, important when they are intended for publication.



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Old Sep 26, 2006, 9:46 AM   #6
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My personal preference (I shoot about 90% JPEG, and get great 8 x 10" enlargements, BTW) is to set Saturation 0, Contrast -1, and Sharpness +1. I also use Natural Mode, not Bright Mode. That gives me a result I can easily tweak to taste in PS. Often I'll do a final sharpening in PS with 0.3 Radius and 200-300%.

Try and see for yourself.

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Old Sep 26, 2006, 11:19 AM   #7
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I consider myself a beginner in the game. So I choose to shoot in JPEG till I get the art mastered. I tried RAW and I found I had just too much to cope with...learning light, composition, post processing etc.

My goal is to first master photo taking with minimal post processing. Fir me I belive this will force me to think first rather then post process. With that in mind I shoot in the natural mode and use a +1 in sharpening.

Once I feel comfortable with my skills, then I will switch to RAW...by then I believe I would have mastered enough skill to continue to post process - but minimally.

So there it is...why I shoot JPEG

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Old Sep 26, 2006, 11:23 AM   #8
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Same here.

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Very wise. Film or digital, learn to make photographs first, then do the fancy stuff. But you'll end up using RAW if you get deep into it.

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I use jpeg because I hardly print out anything that I shoot, everything that I shoot is only displayed online. So for me there is no need for me to shoot raw and spend the extra time coverting it to jpeg. I see little difference in quality on the screen unless if I zoom in close.

I just leave everything at defualt
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