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  • Writer's pictureEric


When I teach beginner workshops, I always ask, "Who shoots in JPEG and who shoots in RAW?" The most common answer is JPEG. The biggest reason why is that JPEGS are easier to share. Unfortunately, most people don't know what the advantages are to using RAW images.

First, understand that a RAW image is the data directly created by your camera's sensor. ALL images start out as a RAW image. With RAW, there isn't any conversion or compression.

With a JPEG, the camera has transformed the data into a simpler, smaller file. When the image is co