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Is it worth it for me to shoot in Raw? If it would not have been for Joan @joansmor, I would not have managed, A big thanks for your help Joan. A is jpeg and B is raw! I spent the same amount of time editing, and am not sure if it is all worth it. What do you think?


I think it's a great skill to learn, but I like A better!
posted October 18th, 2018  
So beautiful & a lovely soft pink.
posted October 18th, 2018  
For me ... I like the colors and texture of the petals in B better than those in A.
As for using JPEG or RAW, I've always heard that because a JPEG is already compressed, every time you open and then save it, it degrades the quality just a little, whereas RAW is not compressed. So, depending on what you want to do with your images, that might be a consideration in which you choose to work with. For me, I like having the greater editing options with RAW.
posted October 18th, 2018  
On a 'good' image, I doubt you'll see the difference. But your control over the image is increased. The ability to recover the detail in bland whites is much better and it's all non-destructive.

A beautiful bloom BTW :-)
posted October 18th, 2018  
If you can do anything to improve your photograph, then do so.
posted October 18th, 2018  
I prefer the raw version - it is clearer and gives you better opportunities to edit. However, the files for raw photos are much bigger than those you capture in jpeg. I used to take raw with my Nikon dslr3100 now I use jpeg with my 3400.
posted October 18th, 2018  
I will admit that mostly I comment from the feed. But I clicked to black than using my touch screen I blew up both. I think the Raw is slightly sharper. Are these sooc? The real power comes in editing a Raw file. Stands to reason because of the size of the file. On my camera I can set to Raw+Jpeg which I did in September for Sooc. I hope you will keep playing with RAW. It is like switching from auto to manual. How you think it is a bother then you kick yourself if you get set back accidentally. I think @peterday says it best
posted October 18th, 2018  
@sangwann I have been shooting Raw almost since joining here. I keep my pctures on an external drive.
posted October 18th, 2018  
I do see the petals are sharper in raw. But honestly both images are lovely. It may come down to your personal preference (and amount of time available for editing).
posted October 18th, 2018  
I find the colours & clarity better in A I’m afraid.
posted October 18th, 2018  
So interesting to see and read the comments here. I don't see much difference, but like the texture of A better!
posted October 18th, 2018  
The way I understand it, raw is a bigger file so you record a lot more information, it's like a negative from the film days. Maybe this isn't the best subject. Would be interesting if you did the same experiment but with a landscape image instead where there is a big contrast between light and dark. Personally, I always shoot in raw. Might have to give the experiment a go myself actually :-) As for your images, they are both lovely and who would know really if you posted them separate and didn't say anything ;-)
posted October 18th, 2018  
Just by comparing your pictures I think A is my preferance.
posted October 18th, 2018  
They both look really good. I do think I like the color on A better. I have never tried raw.
posted October 18th, 2018  
Great shots...A is my choice.
posted October 18th, 2018  
I always wondered if there was a difference but clearly the colour is more natural in the raw. Gorgeous
posted October 18th, 2018  
Raw shows more detail and you can edit better than a jpeg but I still like the ease of a jpeg! My son shoots in raw and forgets to change my camera back to jpeg when he borrows it, drives me nuts!!
posted October 18th, 2018  
Lovely photo too
posted October 18th, 2018  
Gorgeous!
posted October 18th, 2018  
It's a beauty in both. I responded to your question in the discussion thread.
posted October 18th, 2018  
Beautiful bloom!
posted October 18th, 2018  
I prefer A as the colours are richer.
posted October 18th, 2018  
Gorgeous colour :)
posted October 18th, 2018  
As I use the pic.`s only on a computer jpeg is good enough and often just big enough to send.
For a larger print I prefer Raw.
posted October 18th, 2018  
Lovely
posted October 18th, 2018  
think it's a personal preference .
posted October 19th, 2018  
They both look great. I prefer raw, but it takes a lot of time sometimes to get things just right.
posted October 19th, 2018  
@joansmor No Joan, they are not sooc. I edited both in the same way that I normally do. Will check the link you sent me and work on it. thanks :-)
posted October 19th, 2018  
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