In the article on RAW vs. JPEG we already know and understand fundamentally what are the advantages / disadvantages of each file format. Well in this article we will discuss in more detail specific and what are the benefits if we shoot in RAW format
There are six major advantage if you shoot RAW format, please:
1. White Balance Can Edited
When shooting with the RAW, the camera will not be messing about with setting the white balance of a photo. A photo will be direct sent from the sensor to the memory card without touching the camera and change anything.
White balance will only be applied when you export a file using sort Lightroom RAW converter. What it means is that we can change the white balance setting to anything after you finish shooting.
This is quite helpful when we are shooting in conditions with complex light and temperature change (read how to set custom white balance on the camera), so it is easy to make corrections while editing on the computer. Plus, when using RAW format, change the white balance will not result in artifacts like if you change the white balance a JPEG file as below:
2. Highlight Recovery
As you know, as a highlight in love over exposure they will lose detail and become white. With RAW sometimes often we can restore the missing details. It sounds impossible, but the explanation is quite simple. A pixel is composed of elements / channel Red, Green and Blue (RGB). Sometimes when we lose detail, it does not mean all three RGB elements is lost all, who knows in Blue or Green channel is still kept details of which can be restored.
This does not mean we can shoot inconsequential, but this feature can be used as a social safety net safety net eh photographing.
3. Editing More Flexibility
Photographing with RAW, just like a child painting with crayon box contains 64 colors, but shooting with JPEG it’s like painting with a crayon box only contains 16 colors. See, the more crayons we can more freely choose the combination of colors, choose a more subtle gradients and so on.
You will find it useful as starting have a way to process images in Lightroom and Photoshop, the image in RAW will have more detail, smooth gradients, shadow richer etc..
4. Non Destructive
RAW files will always be saved as a file that is pure and untouched and unchanged. That way we can save it and can always edit it at will until whenever. With applications such as Lightroom, when you edit a photo with RAW format then any editing process (converis to black and white, crop, exposure correction, etc.) will be kept separate information As with the original photo, the photo so we will always be pure.
5. Batch Processing
When working with RAW files on the computer, we can apply a rule editing on multiple files at once. For example, when we came back from hunting and found that the white balance and picture all wrong exposure under 1/3 stop, then we can make corrections to white balance and exposure correction in a row in all the photos. Its like this rather complicated performed on JPG file.
6. Digital Negative
Because RAW files are always pure, we can store it and process it according to the will in the future. Who knows later emerged photo editing application is much more sophisticated than it is now and we esteemed photo still pure and can be edited again. Remember the era of the movie? we have always had a cliché (negative) an important photo that can be printed again and again and again, nah RAW files can be assumed as a cliche / negative a picture.