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Your Camera Loves You: Learn to Love It Back by Khara Plicanic

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Chapter 7. RAW vs. JPG: What’s the deal?

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For newcomers, navigating the issue of RAW vs. JPG can sometimes make you want to scream. Save your vocal chords—this chapter is here to help!

If you’ve talked to other shutterbugs, read most any photo magazine, or dug around deep enough in your camera’s settings menu, chances are you’ve come across the option for capturing images in either RAW or JPG file formats.

Unsure of the difference, you may have asked around, talked to the folks at your local camera store, or even checked with a professional photographer. You likely got a smorgasbord of different opinions garbled together with only bits and pieces ...

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