A&P Why should I my photos in RAW?

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  1. Smeghead

    Smeghead New Member

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    Why should I shot my photos in RAW?

    Still learning how my SLR cam works :o
     
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    It allows you to make tons more changes in post-processing without ruining the picture.
     
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    Get in a habit and do it from the beginning as you might not appreciate or understand it now but you will one day. That being said though I'd maybe go JPG for sport.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    What David said, plus the ability to capture and see everything the sensor is capable of. Sharper images, more detail to be had in the shadows and highlights and total creative control of your image as opposed to leaving it in the hands of a pre-programmed logarithm . Also, doing all the processing manually in say LR or ACR will teach you exactly what your camera's little quirks are and how to shoot correctly when in the field.
     
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    is it better to scan in raw as well
     
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    But shit, if I take a good picture from the beginning, I won't have to change too much stuff anyway? Right? How much can I actual benefit from shoting in raw instead? What software do you use for adjuments? Photoshop? Lightroom?
     
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    Crappy JPG shot

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    Improved with Photoshoped

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    The pic could've been improved even more if I took it in RAW and adjusted it from there?
     
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    looks like its been artifically sharpened in the 2nd one.
    yes i think it might have looked better. the foliage looks better in the first one
     
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    Sharpened in Photoshop :dunno:

    The foliage?
     
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    Btw, Can I do all the necessary changes in post-processing for my RAW photo in Photoshop? I'm not used to Lightroom yet :o
     
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    quite unfortunate
     
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    Looks alright to me. How else should sharpen it?
     
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    Just do it because people smarter than you told you to. If you're doing sports and shooting them out to a wire or a newspaper before the game is over shoot raw+jpg.
     
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    WHITE BALANCE
     
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    Yoritomo dad's jar chimer

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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    damnit, I always forget the a.
     
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    you shouldt need to. when the edges glow like that its wrong
     
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    If the pics are going to be important to me, I shoot in raw. If they're just snapshots, I'll shoot in jpg.
     
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    RAW definitely has its advantages but for simple shots, it isn't necessary. I only began to shoot in RAW because I finally have a program that can read them. But before that, the important shoots I did, I did all using Fine JPEG and no one complained.
     
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    I find this the feature I use the most when dealing with RAW images. Tweaking the WB to make it look exactly the way I want after the fact is nice.
     
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    Wat

    ALL files need to be sharpened
     
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    kPD magic sharp from kubota > *
     
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    Definitely one of the most useful tools in LR.
     
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    Alright, I feel pretty convinced now :o

    I can use Photoshop for RAW files and RAW edits, right?
     

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