Raw Images: 10 things every beginner must know before ditching JPEG

    | Photography for Beginners | 28/05/2013 00:01am
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    The many useful advantages that raw images offer come at a price. raw images are typically three to five times larger than even the most high-quality JPEG, so you won’t be able to squeeze as many images onto a memory card if you’re shooting entirely in raw.

    They also fill the camera’s buffer faster, meaning that the burst rate can drop significantly when shooting raw.

    If your project specifically requires that you need to fire off shots at a very fast rate, using raw can cause problems, and seriously eat into your speed.

    This is why sports and some news photographers, who need to take, edit and send shots really quickly, frequently opt for the speed and convenience of JPEG, rather than wait around for the more editable but cumbersome raw images.

    The JPEG images may not be as manageable out of the camera as the raw shots, but often speed is more important than quality.

    PAGE 1: All images in your camera start life as raw images
    PAGE 2: You need to select raw on your camera
    PAGE 3: Raw lets you fine-tune your images
    PAGE 4: Raw images can slow down your shoots
    PAGE 5: Raw images let you rescue detail
    PAGE 6: Not all raw images are the same
    PAGE 7: You need special software to view
    PAGE 8: Raw images offer non- destructive editing
    PAGE 9: Make selective adjustments
    PAGE 10: You can expand dynamic range by combining raw conversions
    PAGE 11: Pros and cons of shooting raw images
    PAGE 12: Raw conversion software options


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    Posted on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography for Beginners.

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