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    Shooting in raw.

    ahhh! can someone help. Should I be shooting in Raw or Highest JPEG. I know that most people will laugh at this but I am new to photography and just need some advice.

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    I shoot in RAW - good thread here with lots of info in the New to Photography section.

    Hope this helps.
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    Newbie with a D90 - 50mm f1.8 AF...trying to get my head around Lightroom 3 and Elements 8...CC more than welcome

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    If you have a fast computer, large capacity and speed memory cards then RAW
    is the a wise move.
    You will have far better control on tweaking all elements of the image in photoshop/lightroom etc etc.

    But with High jpeg's you'll be able to shoot more images and they'll be processed quicker in camera.
    You can still play around with settings and get good results.

    heaps of info and have a look at the link Liz put up

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    Raw gives you the most detail and retention of data compared to any JPG. There will be a learning curve with raw as you will neet to convert your raw file for processing. Tutorial
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    Raw for important stuff, JPEG for bulk processing see: http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...ad.php?t=25432
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    Cheers everyone. Feel a little like a goose since most of you have pointed out that there are links already on here about which to use. Should have looked a little better before posting but thanks anyway.
    Have just been a little overwhelmed with all the information.

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    I shoot raw, but I'm a control freak.

    JPEG applies saturation, contrast, sharpening, colourspace, white balance etc in camera, photoshop will let you change these to a point but it will be convoluted and you will degrade the quality of the image.
    Whereas RAW lets you apply these independantly in your preferred raw processor with the freedom to try different settings without image degradation.

    It takes a bit longer, but I quite enjoy the versatility it offers, try it
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    I'm with Luna-blu. I love the control of raw and really enjoy working my images. If you find you like sitting down and playing around, go with raw. Still, all the post processing in the world can't make a great shot, only the photographer can do that. Just have fun and make sure you enjoy the way you work with your gear and the results.

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