Downsides to shooting in Raw?

5 years 10 months ago #427308 by dragosticu
From my part, the only downside is the file size.

Of course if you don't like / don't have time to process the photo, just use JPEG (or JPEG + RAW) until you are ready to shot RAW.


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5 years 10 months ago #427829 by Harper Coswell
:thumbsup:  good thread to read


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5 years 10 months ago #427978 by Randall McNabb
I couldn't have asked for more, I appreciate the 411


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5 years 10 months ago #428597 by Frisco

Joves wrote: Why not just shoot in dual format? I shoot in RAW+Jpeg Fine all the time. The camera clears the buffer just fine when doing so. To me it is having the best of both worlds. I tweak the settings in my Picture Controls to pre-process my Jpegs for effect, and sometimes play with my RAW files to see what I can get out of them differently. I have learned what my camera does with the PC settings, and usually only do minor tweaks at times, in photoshop. For processing your RAWs you can use Nikon Transfer as well, though it is really only good for minor work, to get the most out there are other programs for that.


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5 years 10 months ago #428598 by jigmet345
presently I' m shooting in raw+jpeg. it help me access both files specially jpeg is useful to upload them on social media.  


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5 years 10 months ago - 5 years 10 months ago #428834 by Don Fischer
Downside to shooting RAW. Simple, if your going to shoot RAW you had better learn to post process and do it well. Otherwise you might just as well shoot in jpeg and hope for the best. I only shoot jpeg because I can't post process well with a RAW file, tried a bunch of time's and have a hard time just getting a file into the damn program. With jpeg I have a photo program that won't open a Nikon RAW file, cost me $40 about 25 yrs ago and I got a $20 rebate on it. I can do quite a few things with jpegs! I also have the free Picassa program, works good enough with jpegs. If I had any desire to make a living in photography, it would be necessary I think to learn how to PP.

There is one thing about post processing I've learned, no matter how good a photo you make, there is going to be those that find something wrong with it. The perfect photo has never been taken and never will. The two most important people to satisfy are yourself and the customer!


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5 years 10 months ago #430112 by Harper Coswell

Don Fischer wrote: Downside to shooting RAW. Simple, if your going to shoot RAW you had better learn to post process and do it well. Otherwise you might just as well shoot in jpeg and hope for the best. I only shoot jpeg because I can't post process well with a RAW file, tried a bunch of time's and have a hard time just getting a file into the damn program. With jpeg I have a photo program that won't open a Nikon RAW file, cost me $40 about 25 yrs ago and I got a $20 rebate on it. I can do quite a few things with jpegs! I also have the free Picassa program, works good enough with jpegs. If I had any desire to make a living in photography, it would be necessary I think to learn how to PP.

There is one thing about post processing I've learned, no matter how good a photo you make, there is going to be those that find something wrong with it. The perfect photo has never been taken and never will. The two most important people to satisfy are yourself and the customer!



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5 years 10 months ago #430724 by Randall McNabb

Don Fischer wrote: Downside to shooting RAW. Simple, if your going to shoot RAW you had better learn to post process and do it well. Otherwise you might just as well shoot in jpeg and hope for the best. I only shoot jpeg because I can't post process well with a RAW file, tried a bunch of time's and have a hard time just getting a file into the damn program. With jpeg I have a photo program that won't open a Nikon RAW file, cost me $40 about 25 yrs ago and I got a $20 rebate on it. I can do quite a few things with jpegs! I also have the free Picassa program, works good enough with jpegs. If I had any desire to make a living in photography, it would be necessary I think to learn how to PP.

There is one thing about post processing I've learned, no matter how good a photo you make, there is going to be those that find something wrong with it. The perfect photo has never been taken and never will. The two most important people to satisfy are yourself and the customer!


Thank you again!


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