It always stirs a bit of drama when talking about how one should record images when he or she takes a picture with a digital camera.
99% of the people you ask would say: Shoot in Raw.!
When there is a bit (big one) of truth about the available data you can capture in a RAW file, I must admit that sometime, if the information you really need is within the jpeg range, why not use it? Not only it saves times but also it’s faster.. Faster to record (in your camera) and to save (on to your card) but also faster to load, faster to process and faster to store, search, index and delete.
Since I shoot with my Leica M (M9 & M240) and with the MFT (Micro Four Thirds) cameras, I find myself setting the camera to capture RAW + JPEG and mainly use the jpeg output. It’s a fail safe to have the RAW file handy and I must admit, I use them, the RAW files, very rarely.
Should I/we only shoot in jpeg? I am not telling anyone what to do and how to do things. I am just telling you what and how I do my own things :o)
Here are some images, shot in jpeg with art filters, from a Panasonic GX7.
Let me know war you think about RAW and jpeg. After all, this is afterRAW.com
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