RAW is for tinkerers...
by Meryl Arbing - 11/13/04 7:12 AM
In Reply to: I've read that the main advantage of raw files is the by Kiddpeat
Thre are those people for who the photography part of their digital camera is unimportant and who like to tinker with their shots.
It is like those guys who like to tear their car engines apart to get 1% greater horsepower. It isn't for everybody and, from what I have seen, rarely yields results any better than what would have come out of the camera in any case, especially considering the time spent. But...for those people tinkering IS their hobby not taking pictures.
So, if you are the kind of person who changes their sparkplugs every week and knows the plug gap by heart, RAW might allow you to tinker to your heart's content...personally I would rather be out taking pictures while my car is being tuned up by the technicians in the shop!