Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating RAW, mRAW, and sRAW, part of Learn Photography: Shooting in Raw Mode.
- By this point, you should have a clear idea…of the advantages of shooting RAW.…And if you've dabbled in it at all, you've probably…taken note of the large size of RAW files.…As I mentioned earlier, though,…RAW files are bigger than JPEGs, but storage is cheap,…so I tend not to worry about their size.…However, larger files do have other impacts…on your work flow.…They're slower to transfer to your computer,…they use more storage there,…and they can take longer to process,…simply because they contain more numbers to crunch.…Because of all of those reasons, both Canon and Nikon…have introduced smaller RAW formats called sRAW.…
Canon has an additional small format called mRAW,…and the difference there is Small RAW, Medium RAW.…It's the same process.…They're just two different sizes.…The problem is that neither company will explain…the technical specifics of these smaller formats,…so we don't really know how they work.…With JPEG, of course, camera makers can offer…a range of sizes…because they can simply shoot a full size image…
In this course, photographer and educator Ben Long shines a light on what it means to shoot in raw—and what it doesn't. Learn the benefits of shooting in raw, learn when your camera's RAW+JPEG mode makes more sense, and get insights into why some people prefer certain raw conversion software over others.
- Does your camera support raw?
- Understanding how a sensor works
- Correcting and compressing JPEGs in camera
- Customizing JPEG compression
- Understanding raw conversion
- Working with raw files in popular photo-editing software
- Shooting raw, JPEG, or both
- Reprocessing old raw images
- Choosing a camera