There are various reasons to shoot photos in RAW format. When shooting in a format such as JPEG data from that image is compressed and lost. But, when shooting in RAW format no information is actually compressed or lost. therefore, higher image quality. Because of this amazing technology you could correct an correctable problem such as over exposure and white balance etc.1. One of the biggest benefits of shooting raw format photos is that when you shoot a photo all the data is collected from the sensor.... continue reading
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Let’s assume you are a simple propane salesman and you desperately need a picture of a hot dog. You go to your favorite stock site, dreamstime.com, and find an image of a tasty looking hot dog. You are then given a bunch of options for download: A JPEG, PNG and a TIFF. Why are there so many different options? Before talking about specific file types, let’s talk about compression. Bandwidth isn’t free, so transmitting huge bitmap files isn’t very efficient. Most image files employ some form... continue reading
Happy New Year Everyone!I often pondered this question and write this because I have a sneaky feeling that I may not be the only one to have faced this dilemma.Like some other people out there, I thought the choice was simple. You either do everything in camera - like I suppose the professionals out there do - or you shot in RAW and process letter. Surely it was better not to process at all - so I thought the answer was obvious. If I shot in JPEG my photographs will be original and will never... continue reading
Newbies: Please skip the article if it scares you. If you are in doubt about WB or exposure, ALWAYS shoot in RAW.The photographers of advanced levels of knowledge about color representation and compression surely know that RAW files contain a huge amount of additional useful data as compared to a JPEG. A RAW may contain 14 or 16 or sometimes 32 bits of data per color channel. A 16 bit TIFF contained from a RAW of equal bit depth would give you (2^16)(2^16)(2^16) unique colors and intensities.... continue reading
I edit my pictures in raw format and convert to jpeg beforeuploading to DTIs it wise to upload the Raw format too ? Do you receive extra money if they accept the Raw format too ? continue reading
Further to my earlier blog Halloween Monsters I have now made available all the Creature Feature Halloween characters on isolated white backgrounds for those who are unable to use vector files.Using your image editing software you can add these jpgs onto any background design you wish.My wife thinks they actually look better displayed on white. I'm not sure I agree. ;) continue reading
Аs I mentioned before, in my previus blog RAW format is it a Plus or just a waste of digital space?most of the time i use RAW + JPEG mainly to check if the composition is right, the light is correct overexposed/underexposed areas and other minute changes in the photo.This depends on whether you are shooting outdoors or in a studio, if you shoot outdoors and your work depends on a fast workflow process (Sports, Fashion, On Site shoot for a client) you need to check fast whether you got it right.... continue reading
I have been told that shooting in RAW for every single photo is a good habit and worth to do. I usually takes photo with JPEG Fine and it works pretty good but consider to change to RAW since the quality requirement from stock agencys is getting more and more high nowadays. The thing is change to RAW will bring me extra costs and time to deal with. I have to buy software which can process RAW files and spend more time to convert RAW to JPEG, also a space issue can be occur since RAW file need much... continue reading
I was looking at the advantages of RAW vs JPEG file formats and the following may prove interesting or usefull to other submitters.The first advantage is in a RAW file's ability to be used and re-used without damage.The beauty of working on RAW files is that you don't actually change the file data when you work on it. Each RAW file has a text file embedded into it that contains the instructions for how you want to VIEW that image. When you make changes to the appearance of that RAW file,... continue reading
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