Many photographers will openly exclaim, “I only shoot raw!”
Yet, camera manufacturers continue to make cameras that produce raw and .JPEG files.
What’s up with that? If raw is so awesome, why do we even care about .JPEG?
This week our Quick Guide is by author, Kent DuFault, and it attempts to answer that question for you.
Here are some of the topics covered-
- What exactly is a raw and a .JPEG file? (Did you know that raw isn’t an acronym and there isn’t a .RAW camera file format?)
- What are the advantages, and disadvantages, of the raw file? How about the .JPEG file?
- Why, under certain circumstances, would you choose to shoot .JPEG images instead of raw?
- When does it make sense to shoot both raw and .JPEG?
- What exactly is the raw processing window, and how does it work? And how is it different from making adjustments to a .JPEG file?