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    Question Aperture and RAW

    Just decided to try shooting in Nikon Raw - so... set my D80 to take both RAW+JPEG. After looking at the pics side-by-side in both iPhoto and Aperture, I noticed all the RAW images were not as vibrant as the JPEGS. Is this normal due to no in-camera processing of the RAW files?

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    Short answer, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fangelico View Post
    Just decided to try shooting in Nikon Raw - so... set my D80 to take both RAW+JPEG. After looking at the pics side-by-side in both iPhoto and Aperture, I noticed all the RAW images were not as vibrant as the JPEGS. Is this normal due to no in-camera processing of the RAW files?
    okay here is my newbie understanding of it:
    RAW saves a lot more of the data in the photo you took. So it while it's less vibrant on initial download there's a lot more adjustment you can do in post processing. So in the end the RAW has so much more potential. but if you don't want to process too much after then jpg is fine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bambi View Post
    okay here is my newbie understanding of it:
    RAW saves a lot more of the data in the photo you took. So it while it's less vibrant on initial download there's a lot more adjustment you can do in post processing. So in the end the RAW has so much more potential. but if you don't want to process too much after then jpg is fine.


    okay, now I am ready to be corrected
    Well said .... you need not be corrected .... except for the jpeg, if your a photographer opposed to someone who takes pics you always use RAW, it can save your ass over a simple error .... my two cents worth and as we know it is worth much less than the two cents lol ....
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    Also new to this. My understanding is RAW has more information than your monitor or printer can handle so you need to process in some way to condense or select the information you want to use into final image. Even RAW does not contain enough information for some images and we have to combine a number together to get the range required.

    I have found the software is the real thing and using the software which came with my Pentax I don't have anywhere near the control I have with Photoshop CS4 and I also could see little point with RAW until I started using Photoshop.

    Now I am taking most landscapes with 2 stop bracketing in RAW and combining the three images together and in 32 bit mode they really do look rotten. Even in 16 bit as TIFF files they still don't look that good. Only when reduced to 8 bit Jpeg do they look good and then one really sees the point of all the work.

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