I've seen a lot of arguments about Raw or Jpeg. I used to shoot jpeg & doesn't even like
to argue about it. To me, it's about personal taste. But can I see the difference? Of course!
To be honest, I am not sure how jpeg shooters edit their jpeg images. I have my own recipes.
I know I can pull up a good photo even if it's jpeg. But the reason why I started shooting
raw is because I can control the exposure a little bit. Unlike jpeg, once it's done, it's done.
I can still make the jpeg a little bit brighter but raw have better control. I'm not sure about
the color tone. So here's my biggest concern. The image on the left is raw but I open it with
preview. Then the one that's in the middle is raw and I opened it using the lightroom, then
the image on the right is a jpeg also opened with preview. You can really tell the difference
and I'm like Hey lightroom is cheatin on me! Even the CS5! grrr!
So what i did, i opened the jpeg & Raw with CS5 and when I opened the raw
image, I copied the Jpeg tone through the Jpeg image with preview. So this is the result
of the image. There's still a massive difference. Mia's hair (jpeg version) is dark and
the raw version is a little brighter and the pink tone is brighter. This is exactly how I edited them.
The CS5 raw opener, I changed the camera calibrator to neutral instead of adobe standard.
Then I enabled the lens correction then changed blacks to zero! So I hope someone can
help me & give me a better answer. I've been frustrated about it. I was just hiding it but
since after hearing what John Maxwell's 5 personal growth list & one of them was
*ASK QUESTIONS* I decided to spill the milk. Hopefully I'll get an answer to my long time
So here's the edited version.
JPEG VERSION- same layer set up.
RAW VERSION - same layer set up.