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07-02-13, 01:21 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
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Surely the benefit of shooting in RAW format is that it has more detail available to enable editing your images and enable you to recover more detail E.G from a blown sky etc.
Whereas a JPEG is a compressed image which by its definition loses information which can never be recovered no matter how hard you try.
I think that there are two things going on. Raw gives you the ability to adjust stuff like white balance, sharpening etc after the shot, anything else bakes these things into the image, which can make it difficult to adjust them later. JPEG then compounds the problem by losing some of the data (in the reduction from 12 or more bits per colour to 8 bits) and then doing a lossy compression of the data.
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