Raw To Jpeg

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by laragheast, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. laragheast macrumors member

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    Hi Guys
    Can someone tell me please is their any way of converting Raw files to jpeg in Photos app,
    Thank You in advance
     
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    If you have lossless raw file inside Photos, why would you want a lossful jpg of the same image inside Photos? You can always export a copy as a jpg to share with someone.
     
  3. mofunk macrumors 68020

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    What kind of camera?

    Nikon has an App that converts to jpeg on your phone.
     
  4. coldsweat macrumors 6502

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    Just drag them onto the desktop (other folders are available!)
     
  5. laragheast thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi
    I have a canon 80 d , what I would like to do is import the raw file to photos then adjust it with extensions that I purchased from the App Store and then downsize file,the raw files are large, I have dragged the photos to the desk top
    But I found the file was way to small.
    Any ideas would be appreciated.
     
  6. convergent macrumors 68030

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  8. laragheast, Jul 26, 2016
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    laragheast thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Convergent,
    That worked i export them and then delete the Raw files and drag the Modified jpegs back in ,
     
  9. convergent macrumors 68030

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    I would recommend keeping the originals personally. They are like the negatives from your camera. The JPEG edit is destructive so you can't ever get back to the original. You could put them on a DVD or external drive or something.
     
  10. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    ^^^ This. Keep your RAWs. If you don't feel like processing RAW every time, shooting RAW+JPEG mode. Storage is cheap.

    Recently I grabbed a couple RAW files from a trip ten years ago to make large acrylic prints.

    If I'd thrown away the RAW files I'd have been stuck with the lesser results from ten years ago instead of the superior results I achieved by reprocessing the files with modern software tools and techniques (as well as my greater knowledge of these tools today).

    The bigger problem is that people tend to machine-gun their camera and don't cull the crappy or mediocre images. I'll make two passes; first pass is shortly after the event or trip where I mark the keepers, delete the crap, and leave the maybes. Then I'll make a second pass a couple months later to re-review the maybes to decide what really needs to stick around and delete the rest. This practice will save you far more disk space in the long run than deleting RAWs and keeping five dozen nearly identical jpeg images of your cat licking himself.
     
  11. MacNut macrumors Core

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    If you really don't want to shoot raw why not just change the camera settings.
     
  12. convergent macrumors 68030

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    Storage is relatively cheap these days so I just keep everything. Some day when I die I just pray that one of my kids is smart enough to know how to find all this stuff on my NAS or it will all be lost. Not like the old days where you just needed to find the shoebox in the attic.... now its a bit more technical.
     

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