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Why I use RAW format

First, if you are unfamiliar with RAW, it’s a format that applies no changes to the image that your camera captures. Images are generally 14 or 16 bit. RAW files are much larger than jpg (jpeg) files. When a digital camera is set to produce jpg files, the camera makes changes to the file: sharpening, saturation, lighting adjustments, conversion to 8 bit, and other changes depending on the camera and the settings. Generally speaking, about 90% of the info that comes through the lens and…

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