Shooting RAW VS JPEG

I’m no pro photographer but I understand the basics of shooting and processing. Today I did a little experiment with RAW versus JPEG. I took some paint to a clean piece of paper and shot two images: one RAW, and one JPEG. I’ve always known that there is a HUGE difference in quality but never actually took the time to compare. The difference in detail is impressive to say the least. These are straight out of the camera, no adjustments have been made except for cropping. Both shot at the same speed, aperture, and ISO.

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Here is an easy read and great article from Photography Concentrate onย 10 Reasons Why You Should Be Shooting RAW. Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Shooting RAW VS JPEG

  1. Tonya says:

    The difference is in the editing part not the out of camera part.
    Out of camera they look the same but when editing the raw photo is about to be manipulated more….always always shoot raw ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Krystal says:

      It might be a little hard to see on certain monitors but there is a difference in the saturation and detail. JPEG is more saturated in color and has less detail. The difference can be seen the most in the red paint- there are details in the RAW that are not even in the JPEG. ๐Ÿ™‚

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