Why You Should Take Pictures In RAW

If you’re a JPEG shooter you’re probably sick of being told you need to shoot RAW. The reality is you need to shoot in whatever format works for you, and know that you’re not doing anything bad by choosing JPEG. It’s just that RAW shooters tend to love the options this format affords them, and so they want to encourage others to fall in love with the format too. No matter on which side of the debate you fall, here are a couple of neat a graphical illustrations of exactly what the differences are between RAW and JPEG capture. The version posted here is the original, perhaps-too-oversimplified graphic. To see the updated flowchart, visit the Pixiq blog directly. Granted, these graphics were created to sway you to the RAW side, but what you choose to do with the information is entirely up to you. The pertinent part is how simply these flowcharts convey the differences between RAW and JPEG. Check it out for yourself.


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