Short version, MHO: If conditions are perfect and you’re not planning much processing afterward, shooting a JPG is usually fine. If the lighting or other conditions are bad, and you are going to need to do a lot of editing to get a photo out of your shot, then you’ll be better off shooting raw and editing the NEF file.
What’s the difference between NEF and JPG?
JPEG fine mode is the JPEG mode with the least file compression, and hence the least amount of compression artifacts (or damage to the image from “lossy” compression.) NEF file format does not use lossy compression, so there is no NEF fine mode. NEF files are the raw data from the CCD.
Is it better to shoot RAW or JPEG?
A RAW image contains wider dynamic range and color gamut compared to a JPEG image. For highlight and shadow recovery when an image or parts of an image are underexposed or overexposed, a RAW image provides far better recovery potential compared to JPEG. Finer control and adjustment potential.
Should I shoot in RAW or JPEG or both?
So why does nearly everyone recommend shooting RAW then? Because they are simply superior files. Whereas JPEGs discard data in order to create a smaller file size, RAW files preserve all of that data. That means you keep all the color data, and you preserve everything you can in the way of highlight and shadow detail.
What image quality should I shoot in Nikon?
Image Types on the Nikon D3400: RAW & JPG
RAW offers the best image quality, but it’s less convenient because the files require post-processing to use them. JPG is far more convenient because of its wide compatibility, but it doesn’t offer the same quality benefits.
Why does JPEG look better than RAW?
It’s because when you shoot in JPEG mode, your camera applies sharpening, contrast, color saturation, and all sorts of little tweaks to create a fully processed, good-looking final image. …
Can I delete NEF files?
Right clicking on the NEF file and then selecting unlocker would then allow the stubborn NEF file to be deleted.
Do professional photographers shoot in RAW or JPEG?
Many professional photographers do shoot in RAW because their work requires post processing high quality images for print, commercials or publications. Another thing to note is that JPEG is not often used for print work since it is too lossy. Printers output lossless file (TIFF, etc.) formats with the best results.
Should you always shoot in RAW?
You should always shoot raw if you’re taking photos in a situation where it is difficult to control highlight exposure. In a raw file, you can often restore detail to highlights that have overexposed to complete white and salvage otherwise unusable shots.
Does converting RAW to JPEG lose quality?
When converting from raw to jpg you lose options for further image manipulation. This is not quite the same as image quality. You can make a black & white jpg from a raw file, it will have full resolution but there is no way to make the jpg color again.
Is raw sharper than JPEG?
JPEGs from the camera have sharpening applied to them, so they will always appear sharper than the unprocessed, demosaiced RAW image. If you save your RAW image as a JPEG, the resulting JPEG will always look exactly like the RAW image.
Do professional photographers use auto mode?
Yes, professionals do use auto mode. Professional paparazzi use auto mode almost exclusively and will sometimes even tape up the controls on the camera to prevent any settings being accidentally altered.
Do you shoot RAW JPEG?
Look at it this way: all cameras technically shoot RAW. Yes, it’s true. The difference when you shoot in JPEG format is that the camera does it’s own processing to convert the RAW information into a JPEG.
Which image quality is best?
Best file types for these general purposes:
|For Unquestionable Best Image Quality||TIF LZW or PNG (lossless compression, and no JPG artifacts)|
|Smallest File Size||JPG with a higher Quality factor can be both small and decent quality.|
|Maximum Compatibility: Windows, Mac, Unix||TIF or JPG|
What image quality should I shoot in?
While RAW is ultimately better, most of the time your situations won’t call for it and JPEG files will be sufficient. Of course, if you enjoy taking the time to process your photos individually you may as well shoot in RAW. A lot of the time, it comes down to a personal decision.
What is the best image quality setting?
With JPEGs, you have a choice of quality (compression) settings. ‘High’ or ‘Fine’ gives the best quality but the biggest files, ‘Medium’ or ‘Normal’ gives decent quality but smaller files, while ‘Low’ or ‘Basic’ means very small files but a visible quality loss.