Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding in-camera JPEG conversions, part of Learn Photography: Shooting in Raw Mode.
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- Some cameras are now starting to include commands…that allow you to convert a raw file…on your camera's media card to a JPEG in camera.…Obviously, the camera knows how to convert…from raw to JPEG.…It does so every time you shoot a JPEG image.…Having such a command though means…you can shoot in raw but still get JPEGs…out of the camera if you need them.…However, working through the interface to do this…can be a little slow.…So it's not necessarily a good substitute…for simply shooting raw plus JPEG.…I have found this feature useful…for one particular workflow situation though.…And that's when I'm traveling without a computer,…and I'm relying on my phone or iPad for post-production.…
Like many cameras today, this camera can transfer images…to those devices via Wi-Fi.…However, that transferability only works with JPEG files.…So if I want to move an image from my camera to my phone…or iPad for editing, I first have to use…the camera's built-in JPEG conversion.…Then I can send that resulting file to my device.…I have another camera…
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