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do you ever upload as taken with no edit apart from resize or do you feel the digital image needs a bit of work out of camera [shooting raw]
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I've uploaded jpgs with no editing except resizing. Why do you ask?
just thought i might try it as i am usually criticized for ott edits[ always think out of camera image is too clean but i could be wrong]
Can you please stop using capitals when you start a forum thread.
As Chris says, Jpegs. should be OK and I've taken some RAWs that would work as well with no more than conversion and re-sizing but that's not usually the case.
As for your being criticized for your OTT editing; I've never seen a complaint about it and I look at all of your stuff.
I'd always reckoned that it was just your style.
Horses for courses.
I had a look at your photograph taken from the Grassmarket looking up Victoria Street and liked it. Sure, some might say that it was grossly overprocessed but, as Jester says, it is your style and, for this image, I think it works.
But the answer to your question is that shooting in Jpeg should apply the settings of your camera and no further editing should be necessary (unless there has been an error or you want to apply a style) but with Raw files, you are going to get a generally flat image that will usually need a little sharpening and maybe a touch of saturation to get it to what you saw with your eye when you pressed the shutter release.
Ah, I missed the bit about RAW. You usually need some slight adjustments as Jester says, but you'd have to convert to jpgs anyway to upload onto a site.
If you shoot in jpeg you are actually letting the camera decide to edit the shot for you.
The process of turning light (wave) into a digital signal (zeros and ones) does not fully capture all of the original data available even with the most advanced electronics. Sensible editing helps replace lost data. (I am not referring to under exposed or blown out data loss here)
Sometimes the loss of information is not visible to the naked eye so you can produce images with little or no editing required I would say that most digital images require editing of some description. I am sure there are many exceptional examples on this site alone that have come straight from the camera.
I shoot Raw & JPG for each shot - and it used to be my personal challenge to make the processed raw better than the in camera jpg.
So yes i'd often upload the out of camera shot as its often really quite good with its standard picture styles anyway.
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