Understanding RAW

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  1. Big Mike

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

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    I've recently come across this informative explanation of RAW vs JPEG. I haven't read it all yet but from what I have read...it's easy to understand and well written.

    http://ronbigelow.com/articles/raw/raw.htm
     
  2. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Great artical Mike.

    Although the last section where it talks about stops and colours is very very confusing. I didn't udnerstand what the hell he was talking about until that last table comparing jpeg and raw came up. I still don't get what he's talking about though with this 5 stop things and saying that highlights have over 2000 colours and shadows only have 256. hmmm....ok I think I get it now.... just when I wrote that.

    But it doesn't make sense to me that highlights can have more colours than mid tones.

    Meh, but I don't really care... coz I'm converted to raw. I just love how much more flexible it is and how forgiving it is with the exposure.
     
  3. Ghoste

    Ghoste TPF Noob!

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    I saw a bunch of math.. So I stopped reading.. lol, I'm to tired, I'll read it tomorrow. Thanks though, I was actually looking for something like that to find out about RAW.
     
  4. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    'tis a good find Big Mike,
    agree thats its a bit techie, but i was able to learn some new stuff from it myself!
     
  5. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    hmm thanks vonnagy for finding this for me :) great article - thanks Big Mike!
     

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