I'm not sure if I understand this right. You shoot raw because it allow you more freedom with it come to editing rather than jpeg. So if you shoot raw, you'll still retain the image quality when it come to editing and adjusting right? So shoot RAW, edited the photo in RAW, and then convert file into JPEG after you're done messing around? I use mainly Picassa and that thing doesn't allow to edit the raw image does it? I have Nikon capture NX. If someone can make this process clearer to me, that would be great, thanks!!!