RAW and JPEG

Today I was bored at work and decided to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of shooting RAW vs JPEG which is a very big topic in a lot of photography forums and I learned that if you want more control over your picture in the post-processing than RAW is the way to go, but if you are doing just snapshots or shooting in bursts (newspapers, etc.) JPEG s best because of its speed. However, I also learned that the image you get with a RAW file is bound to be more exactly what you took because it has lost none of the digital information about the light from the photo, unlike JPEG images. In conclusion, I decided to try it out for myself and took the same photo but had it save both the RAW file and the JPEG. Check it out!

This is the JPEG copy

Now this is the RAW file:

This is the RAW file converted to JPEG so that you can view it on the web, but I did not use any post-processing except to crop it.. Big difference right?!

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