Raw, Raw+ JPEG, JPEG - what do you use?

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  1. vader

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    Evening all, just curious as to what people shoot in and why.
    Until recently I was just JPEG, now I'm Raw + JPEG as I'm loving the flexibility Raw gives in regards to tweaking white balance and exposure, compensating for lens quirks, dust removal etc.

    I chose the combo simply so I can preview on the iPad easily.
     
  2. ck_psy

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    well i dont get paid to shoot so i just shoot jpeg for most stuff unless its special shots like macro, long exposures, ultra wide angle, and things i drove a long distance to get etc then i shoot raw.

    I presume people who shoot professionally will all shoot raw+jpeg?
     
  3. HorrorLand

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    Always raw, simply because I enjoy editing.

    Although my rd-1 puts out some great jpeg with the b&w settings, don't even bother touching it.
     
  4. Eradicate'

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    I preview on the iPad also, you dont need jpeg though. I only shoot RAW and iPad can read it fine
     
  5. Deftone2k

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    RAW + RAW

    Even if not shooting for business.
     
  6. eukaryote:)

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    RAW and I don't shoot as an occupation. Enjoy editing photos, knowing that I get the full spectrum of data out of the sensor which gives the greatest flexibility.
     
  7. OldMate

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    Raw+, because easy editing when I can be bothered, and jpegs for when I can't.
     
  8. metalrain

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    RAW as in Real REAL RAW™. Not Ken Rockwell's, may the Gods bless his soul, RealRaw™.
     
  9. scotteee

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    Only Raw for me :)
     
  10. GetSmart

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    RAW 100% of the time
     
  11. steve_sarge

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    I'm only an amateur, but use raw because jpeg seems to lack finer detail. It may look nice and vibrant, but raw seems to be more accurate imo. I used to be RAW+JPEG, but that seemed like a waste of memory after a while.

    I too like the post processing and pretty all my photos need at least a little bit of a play.
     
  12. metamorphosis

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    JPEG cuts down on some colour information. More noticable on some photos than others IMO. If I'm low on space, Jpeg, otherwise RAW.
     
  13. Pinkeh

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    raw for detail, and you want to spend hours editing.
    jpg for speed, or when you haven't discovered raw.
     
  14. Xang

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    99% - RAW to CF, JPG to SD
    Second Shooting (weddings) - RAW to primary's card (CF), RAW to SD (mine)
     
  15. sjp770

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    When I'm feeling creative, RAW only. Snaps for the forsale section, jpg only.
     
  16. Caffeine

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    Raw, because I'm not good enough to get everything right first time, and raw gives me much more room fix things later :D
     
  17. CapnBloodbeard

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    Always RAW. I may switch to JPEG if I'm shooting sports, simply because JPEGs churn through the buffer a lot quicker than RAW images - otherwise I may be unable to take a shot.

    I only shoot RAW + JPEG if I have a particular need....say, on a weekend away with my wife and I've only got the netbook on me; JPEG shots at least allow me to look at what I've shot.
     
  18. levin

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    raw + jpeg

    Simply because RAW has more information and could potentially save shots if required. But then again I have been editing jpeg shots from my XT1 while on holiday with snapseed and that turned out decent. :p
     
  19. RnR

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    For some odd reason I wanna say "Meow' rather than 'Raw'...
     
  20. Dropbear

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    Raw on my 5D but I can't be arsed on the X100s, so I shoot in Jpeg. They come out pretty nice on the Fuji without resorting to raw.
     

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