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Thinking of giving up raw (for non essential stuff)
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swanseamale472003
Date Posted: Jun/21/2014 3:26 AM
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I've always shot raw format + large jpeg (for viewing quickly) but I'm fed up with buying new hard drives, raw fills them so quickly I'm struggling to keep on top of replacing the things (and buying 2 at a time for back up)
That coupled with the huge amounts of dvd's I'm getting through (another back up)means the average day out snapping some rock pools can mean 15 or 20 GB of space and 8 dvds gone.
I've reached a point where I'm seriously considering switching from raw for all non essential stuff. Yes I know the quality is better and it's 16 bit (well near enough) but for most of my own stuff I simply don't need it. An A0 camvas looks great just off the jpeg, and even 20x30 glossy prints look fine, and to be honest I don't print much for myself anyway.
I'll still use it for customer stuff or if the lighting is tricky and I might need to pull back highlights or shadows, but for a stroll around with the camera I think raw's days are numberd with me.

Any thoughts??

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Alice
Date Posted: Jun/28/2014 8:30 PM
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I shoot almost everything in JPG now. Naturally, there's less leeway in post processing so I have to make sure the gray matter between my ears is working properly but, overall, it's worked well for me for sports. I still shoot RAW occasionally if the lighting conditions are very bad or if I'm shooting something I don't normally shoot.

Alice (formerly photolady)

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swanseamale472003
Date Posted: Jun/29/2014 5:01 AM
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Thanks for the reply Alice, thats pretty much what I'm thinking, keep raw for the important or tricky suff.
Wayne

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