RAW+JPG vs. iPhoto JPG from RAW

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by rufhausen, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

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    If I'm managing my photos in iPhoto and shooting in RAW, is there any value at all to shooting RAW+JPG since iPhoto is apparently creating a JPG from the RAW file on import?
    Is the JPG using RAW+JPG coming from the camera going to be of much higher quality than what iPhoto creates?
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    the jpg from the camera will have in-camera processing applied to it, which changes depending on your settings. the iPhoto preview won't.

    i don't think there's any point in using RAW + Jpg.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    RAW files actually have jpegs embedded within them, whether you shoot RAW+jpg or just RAW. These jpegs are used by a lot of photo editing applications for quick image previews.

    I use a free plug-in to extract the embedded jpegs...

    http://www.rawworkflow.com/instant-jpeg-from-raw-utility/

    When I right-click on a folder of RAW files I have the option to generate a new folder of extracted jpegs. It's very quick - a fraction of a second per jpeg.

    The jpegs have the in-camera settings applied to them
     

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