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Raw vs JPEG Is it worth the extra space and effort?


Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
28 Jul 2014 6:14PM
When I very first started taking pictures more than 30 years ago, it was film and I used my local lab and got machine prints.

Later I added my own darkroom.

I look on Raw as being your negative and Jpeg as being your automated machine print.

I learnt all the basics getting machine prints and it taught me a lot about getting it right in camera, the more advanced stuff such as dodging and burning came later using a darkroom.

There is no harm in shooting both Jpeg + Raw, storage space is so cheap these days.

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ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
28 Jul 2014 8:04PM

Quote:(note that with a program like Irfanview you can instantly create JPG "previews" or "proofs" from the RAW file and email them to your picture editor... )

Tried to compare them to full size off-camera JPGs? ...Sorry, forgot - you don't take JPGsWink



indeed - not that daft Wink


....Paul, you ok?

no mention of custom colour profiles in that last comment Wink
28 Jul 2014 9:44PM

Quote:... forgot - you don't take JPGsWink

indeed - not that daft ...


Quite a few modern compacts still do not take RAW, most mobile phone cameras too. So daft... And unfashionable. And, ultimately daft, camera designers include JPG capture capability into their newest DSLRs and mirrorless. Should've asked Ade, sillyWink
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
28 Jul 2014 9:48PM
no mention of custom colour profiles in that last comment Wink

There not much cop if you only shoot Jpeg Ade Smile
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
28 Jul 2014 11:58PM
got a spare colour passport and I'll give it a go...
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
29 Jul 2014 12:13AM
Just get yourself a macbeth colour chart and then either download the xrite software or download the free adobe software, if your going to use the free adobe software you will have to convert your raw files of the test target to DNG first, oddly enough the adobe software does not integrate with LR.

You can get the Adobe software here.

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5494

The nice thing about this bit of adobe software is that it does not instal, you just open it and use it.

Some of the cards on there own are quite dear though, almost as much as a colorchecker passport.

http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-macbeth-colour-checker-chart/p1011490
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
29 Jul 2014 9:50AM
72 for the X-Rite Passport Checker and its software....
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
29 Jul 2014 11:03AM
Bought it Mr Morgan.... I fully expect my life to change as a result - OR ELSE Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
29 Jul 2014 9:05PM
it wont change your life Ade Smile
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
30 Jul 2014 10:48AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

I thought it was the solution to all the world's ills Wink
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
30 Jul 2014 3:21PM
...it is here!

very very small - fits in my pocket Smile

So here is my first experiment....

Without the profile applied...

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With the profile applied

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My cat is definitely more orange with the new "Cloudy Ade" profile Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
30 Jul 2014 5:47PM
I really enjoy using mine
Quote:...it is here!

very very small - fits in my pocket Smile

So here is my first experiment....

Without the profile applied...



With the profile applied



My cat is definitely more orange with the new "Cloudy Ade" profile Smile



LOl not as small as some of the other macbeth cards, I know somebody who ordered one believing it was A4 and when it arrived he found it was the same size as a credit card Smile

Regisister and they will send you a link for a second bit of software, the DNG Profile manager.
30 Jul 2014 9:48PM
I could it much cheaper - and faster. My own eyes plus orange color slider in Lightroom. Stop the waste - save the planet Wink
Chris_L e2
1.5k United Kingdom
7 Aug 2014 10:30PM
Jeff - JJGEE I looked for that image the other day and it's not there, I must have deleted it from my picture folders during my last purge. I've got a good idea of when I took it and it should be on a backup, next time I'm in the loft (when it's a bit cooler too) I'll have a look.

I'm interested to see if I can get it worked in LR.
Chris_L e2
1.5k United Kingdom
7 Aug 2014 11:15PM

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