Photoshop CS5: Differences Between Raw and JPEG files


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Raw vs. JPEG files

If you're watching this video, perhaps you've heard other people talking about shooting Raw and had little or no idea what they were talking about. In simplest terms, a raw file is a digital negative. Like film negatives that came before them, you can develop multiple prints or versions from this digital negative, and each version can actually be dramatically different. Before we had the option to capture digital images in raw format, we typically captured our photographs as JPEGs. Now when you shoot in JPEG format, your camera is actually making a significant number of choices for you.

Things like exposure and saturation, sharpness, etcetera. While you can certainly edit some of these choices in Photoshop, the amount of change you can make is going to be limited. Let's take a look at these two images to actually see what I'm talking about. You can see I've got both files are of the exact same image, but one was captured as a JPEG, and the other was captured as a R...

Raw vs. JPEG files
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Raw vs. JPEG files provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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