Padge Posted September 30, 2014 Share Posted September 30, 2014 I thought I was using raw. It says that on my camera. I don't like mucking about too much. It smacks of trying to make a bad picture good. I know what I want when I take the picture. I've never enjoyed my photography as much since I got into digital. Yes, your camera will be shooting in RAW, however to get the image on here it needs to be converted to JPG. JPG is what is known as a 'lossy' format. When something is saved in JPG the image is compressed to reduce the file size. You will have started with something like a 16Mb RAW file and that had an image size something like 5,000 pixels x 3,000 pixels. That has been reduced to a 680 x 1200 file of 130k. The result is that detail is lost in the process, the missing bytes mean the image becomes 'softer'. The usual thing to do following the conversion process is to sharpen the image to restore detail. If you continually save a jpg image it will become visibly degraded as every time you save it the process is repeated. Therefore its best to work in a none 'lossy' format such as TIF until editing is completed. Then when ready re-size your image to the optimum for what you are doing with it. Convert to JPG, sharpen and then save. Visit my photography site www.padge.smugmug.com Radio 5 Live: Saturday 14 April 2007 Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king" This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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