tfttf021 – RAW

When the JPG format came along over 10 years ago, it was a good space-saver that helped a great deal to foster the development of the World Wide Web as we know it today (oooh, the good old days of gopher and archie, does any of you remember?!).

And even by today’s standards, JPG is still versatile enough so that it has virtually become the standard format for all online digital photography, even to the point that most digital cameras from small point-and-shoot ones up to big DSLRs use JPG as their default format to save images.

But saving all that space comes with its price tag, so in today’s show I’ll take a short look at an alternative: the RAW format.


image: going RAW (“come rain come shine”)

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Author: Chris Marquardt

Chris Marquardt is co-author of The Film Photography Handbook and Absolut analog. He's the host of this podcast and a few others. Chris teaches photography all over the world. He is a regular on the TWiT Network.