Quick question about RAW and JPEG

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  1. a1157814a

    a1157814a TPF Noob!

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    Let's say I took two exact same photos in exactly the same settings... one in RAW and the other in JPEG.
    If I opened both of those files after loaded onto the computer, would they look different from each other because RAW has not yet been processed?
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Probably, but it depends on the viewer you are using to look at the RAW file...it might have the in-camera settings as the default, so it might look like the JPEG image.

    You could try it out and see for yourself.
     
  3. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you use your camera's software (i.e. CaptureNX for Nikons) The RAW would most likely look identical to the JPEG since the software would apply the same settings in the same way.

    If you use a third party program like Lightroom then the initial image would look different because of a different camera profile, different default settings, and it would ignore the camera settings.
     

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