Sony Digital Camera Forums
Digital Photography Technique => Digital Darkroom => Topic started by: icucjamie on September 23, 2004, 06:59:08 PM
Only my opinion of course, but the subject title above is the best tip I can muster at the moment,
yes, Raw format will allow you maximum control when you get it to your computer as there will be no 'in camera' modifications done to the image.
I've heard that the raw format of the digi dynax won't be supported yet by the photoshop plugin, and the software is an added extra with the camera.
Anyone heard anymore about that yet?
Odd that other people haven't posted here in such a while.
I don't shoot RAW unless I know I won't have a voluminous amount of images, or if I know I'm going to need to make a few adjustments. KMs in-camera algorithms for post-capture raw sensor data to JPEG are fairly good, in my opinion.
RAW is great if you have to select only a few images out of many, or if you need to do a lot of adjustments and special effects... but if you have a lot of images to shoot, JPEG is the way to go, else you'll be swamped over with adjustments to each file.
I've never used Adobe's Camera Raw. How much does the plugin cost? I've heard that the latest version does support the 7D.
i don't think it costs anything.
take a look here:
The RAW-to-JPEG algorithms in the 7D is one of the best in any digital camera, but a decent post-process conversion (meaning anything except Dimage Viewer) is better. Even if the interpolation algorithms are good enough, you still have to have all the camera settings set correctly at exposure. The two best things about RAW are the greater bit depth (possible to "save" underexposure and get lots more detail from shadows) and the ability to do some of the settings afterwards (mainly whitebalance).
I only use JPEG when I'm fairly sure I can get correct exposure and white balance, and need to fit more pictures (I'm a bit low on flash memory, but I just ordered 4 times more...).
If I shoot RAW, I always use RAW+JPEG, usually with the "small" size for easier previewing and "everyday use". It eats a bit more memory, but that's quite cheap nowadays.