DNG - anyone using it instead of RAW?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Troy Piggins, Apr 17, 2011.

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    Troy Piggins Guest

    * Alan Browne wrote :
    Shit. I'm having a shocker of a week...
    I'm a sponge.
    Troy Piggins, Apr 19, 2011
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  2. No, that was television. And YouTube.
    The barriers are rather high in Usenet.
    Probably clear communication is more valuable than some style
    guides --- computers are awfully literal.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Apr 20, 2011
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Paul Furman, Apr 20, 2011
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    Alfred Molon Guest

    After I shoot photos, I go through them and delete the bad or double
    ones. Only the photos which pass this step get backed up.
    Alfred Molon, Apr 20, 2011
  5. I thought you had 10000 unprocessed images. Those'd be backed up, no?
    John McWilliams, Apr 21, 2011
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    Alfred Molon Guest

    Yes, the RAW files have been backed up.
    Alfred Molon, Apr 22, 2011
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    Alan Browne Guest

    A nice thing about using Bridge to import is you can de-select the
    images that you don't want at all before they are imported. This really
    means the accidental exposures, the way under/overs, the horrible
    compositions, and so on.

    From there backing up means at least the real garbage is gone.
    Alan Browne, Apr 22, 2011
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    Alfred Molon Guest

    I shoot RAW+JPEG, so can delete the garbage based on the JPEG image
    without having to process the corresponding RAW file.
    Alfred Molon, Apr 23, 2011
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    I normally shoot RAW only but, using a Nikon, I can examine them as
    they come from the camera using Nikon Transfer or ViewNX. There is no
    need for me to do any processing before I can assess their content. Of
    course I can also load them into NX2.


    Eric Stevens
    Eric Stevens, Apr 23, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    PeterN, Apr 23, 2011
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    tony cooper Guest

    I do the same in many situations. Not always, but often.

    It's sometimes easier to tell from a jpeg which RAW file will result
    in the best image when multiple shots of the same scene are taken.
    tony cooper, Apr 23, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    ....and the same is true for Bridge or LR where you can examine each RAW
    file. Then you are able to rate, and flag, or label each with tags such
    as "Reject", "To be Processed", "Re-examine", etc. That allows you you
    go back over the batch to recheck before committing to irretrievable
    deletion and losing a file which might prove to be useful.

    Naturally there is nothing stopping you from examining and rejecting,
    accepting, then immediately deleting from each batch. However then
    there are no second chances for recovery short of resorting to recovery

    All of that is true even if you shoot RAW + JPEG.
    Savageduck, Apr 23, 2011
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    Alan Browne Guest

    The point I was making is that the photo never makes it onto my machine
    - only the thumbnail from the camera. So I de-select the duds, the raw
    is never imported nor processed.

    Further, I shoot raw only. But that does not prevent a preview in the
    camera (embedded thumbnails) or at import time.

    That also reduces memory lost in-camera to JPG's (about 15-20%).
    Alan Browne, Apr 23, 2011
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    me Guest

    Are you sure that's not a full size jpg? That is the case on all my
    Nikon dslrs.
    me, Apr 23, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    On a Nikon DSLR if you are shooting RAW only, all you are seeing in the
    view finder is the embedded JPEG. There is no accompanying JPEG file,
    unless you shoot RAW + JPEG.
    Savageduck, Apr 23, 2011
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    me Guest

    No kidding? :)
    me, Apr 23, 2011
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Judging by the zoomability in-camera, no it is not full size. On the
    a900 one has to select raw+jpg or jpg to get a jpg as a separate image.

    1.5 bytes x 24 Mpix = 36 MB. And that's about the size of the .arw.
    (Usually a little less). JPG's from this camera are typically around 6
    - 8 MB.
    Alan Browne, Apr 23, 2011
  18. You can do the same thing in LR.
    And, what is the biggie about running an Import and deleting on a first
    run through?
    BTW, the preferred designation is RAW, not raw, unless you really do
    shoot in the buff.
    John McWilliams, Apr 24, 2011
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    Alfred Molon Guest

    There is one more reason to shoot RAW+JPEG: sometimes the JPEG is so
    good that there is no need to process the RAW.
    Alfred Molon, Apr 24, 2011
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    Alfred Molon Guest

    True, but given that memory nowadays costs very little, this is not a
    factor which I need to bother about. I'm using 16GB cards, and so far
    haven't managed to fill one in one day of shooting.
    Alfred Molon, Apr 24, 2011
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