Raw vs JPEG: 8 reasons to shoot JPEGs over Raw files

Shooting in Raw is widely viewed as the better approach to shooting JPEGs for more serious, considered photography, but does that mean everyone should aim to competently abandon JPEGs? Not necessarily.

More and more photographers are citing the many benefits of shooting JPEGs over Raw files, to the point that they will be happy enough to use these straight out of the camera. It certainly makes sense when you consider that cameras are not only becoming more intelligent, but that they are also now highly customisable, allowing you to achieve the shot you want with less fuss. 

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Matt Golowczynski

The former editor of Digital Camera World, "Matt G" has spent the bulk of his career working in or reporting on the photographic industry. For two and a half years he worked in the trade side of the business with Jessops and Wex, serving as content marketing manager for the latter. 

Switching streams he also spent five years as a journalist, where he served as technical writer and technical editor for What Digital Camera before joining DCW, taking on assignments as a freelance writer and photographer in his own right. He currently works for SmartFrame, a specialist in image-streaming technology and protection.