shooting RAW

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  1. Rob A

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    hey guys, was just wandering how many of you generally shoot in RAW most of the time?

    also, if i shoot in RAW would i need a RAW converter if i have photoshop CS? thanks guys
     
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    Before it was RAW for serious stuff and JPEG for unimportant ones.Nowit is all RAW for me. Photoshop CS has a RAW developer plug-in,whichis what I use. However, there are other programs liketheBreezebrowser, Phase One which are excellent for RAW processing.Digital Matt uses Phase One.
     
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    I started out shooting in jpeg large fine. Then after picking up some more memory I switched to RAW exclusively. I use Photoshop Elements to convert to jpeg or tiff.

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    I shoot RAW, unless on the rare occassion when I need to shoot severalframes in a row, (10-30), then I'll use large fine jpg, but that isalmost never.

    As Dan said, I use Capture One LE, by Phase One, and I highly recommendit. It costs $99 and makes a world of difference. They justreleased support for the 20D so I'm excited!
     
  5. Rob A

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    is the large fine jpeg format still good quality? i like to have my prints at about 9x6 or smaller. thanks
     
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    Yes, but you lose control over exposure compensation, color balance,and sharpening. The camera decides for you. RAWis for people who want the utmost control over their image, and thehighest image quality possible. Generally, people who blow up theimage to 900% and nitpick over individual pixels.............like me :p
     
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    lol, ok thanks :thumbsup:
     

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