JPEG Instead of RAW?

There are still situations in which JPEG is a useful format, in spite of all the advantages that RAW offers. For example:

  • Your camera offers limited or no RAW support

  • You need ready-processed images direct from the camera

  • RAW processing is too complex and time-consuming for you

  • RAW files use too much camera and computer memory capacity

Although we generally advocate the use of RAW, you can still produce great images using JPEG. You can simply use the automatic RAW conversion software built into the camera rather than performing the processing yourself. Apart from the actual RAW conversion stage, all of the other steps in our workflow are just as applicable to JPEG or TIFF images. Because adjusting white balance and exposure later ...

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