If you shoot in RAW please briefly comment on your workflow preferences (software.)

If you shoot in RAW please briefly comment on your workflow preferences (software.)
Yes, I do almost all my digital photography using RAW format.
97% (406 votes)
No, I do understand about RAW format but shoot in JPEG.
3% (12 votes)
I do not really see the advantage in shooting RAW.
0% (2 votes)
Total votes: 420

Barbara Sharts's picture

I tend to shoot raw+jpeg. Jpeg for the fast editing stuff.

M.  T.  Mello's picture

Adobe Raw

Frank W.'s picture

i like raw for the extra post production options. i also like the fact that you have a greater dynamic range with raw.

Tom Skinner's picture

Why shoot anything but RAW?

Renee Jinkins's picture

I use the Canon EOS program to process raw, and Adobe CS2, I teach photography workshops and stick by my rules, shoot the exposure correctly to start with and you have very little work flow. Master your camera and master your understanding and control of lighting. It works like a charm.

George Couch's picture

Don't care to spend a lot of time in post processing.

Martin's picture

RAW offers all the information the camera was designed to capture.

Doug Fox's picture

My primary software is Adobe's Lightroom.

Desmond Gunatilaka's picture

I shoot in both RAW and JPEG. This gives me choices but fills up my card fast.

Ken Whitecross's picture

I use Lightroom on my Mac.

Mike Florian's picture

I use the camera option that creates both a RAW+JPG files. When I'm in a hurry I use the JPG, then for the serious images I use RAW.

Randy Nauman's picture

I shoot raw and jpeg but the shots I really care about I shoot in raw. Family and snapshots I usually shoot in jpeg but almost everything else is in raw.

C.  Derousseau's picture

I have a Sony Alpha A-100, and its DRO feature is unavailable when shooting in RAW or RAW+JPEG modes, and since I find it a very useful feature, I tend to stick with shooting straight JPEG...

Tom McElvy's picture

Primarily use Lightroom and Photoshop CS3, depending on what the photo is for.

Tom's picture

Like one reader said, he is careful on composition and exposure so he shoots jpeg. Well, shooting raw is like shooting film. You still work with it after composition and exposure.

Joe's picture

I see advantages of RAW in challenging indoor light, but mostly use JPEG because RAW editing is slower and file size eats up memory card and hard drive too fast.

Ernie Atkins's picture

I shoot in RAW always and do most editing in Lightroom. I use CS2 for any advanced editing needed.

C.  Brackin's picture

Raw conversion takes too long. I shoot JPEG then resave as TIFF or PSD before doing any editing.

Wayne Rogers's picture

Much better options when processing shot in RAW.

Karen Henderson's picture

I shoot almost everything in RAW and then work with Photoshop CS2 and Bridge. I do it because I believe the better quality is worth it, not because of a workflow advantage. In fact, I think the workflow becomes a little more difficult and time consuming.

Don Darling's picture

Memory is reasonably cheap. RAW files provide much more detail and processing flexibility than jpg. The choice is clear!

Craig Jensen's picture

I use RAW because it gives me much more control over the quality of the final print.

John T.'s picture

My work flow is the same for RAW or JPEG. First I create a folder with the date and a small discription of the event like "20071201 Shutterbug Vote" then I import all those images into that folder. Then I sift through with ACDSee and delete all the unfixable (out of focus)images. Next I import into Lightroom and make minor adjustments and export into a "modified" subfolder. These are the end of the proof/family pics. Images that are used for wedding albums, portrait prints, projects or competitions get special treatment in Photoshop. With the introduction of Lightroom my work flow time has really decreased and spend alot more time behind the camera now instead of behind the computer. Hope this helps.

Joel P.  Black's picture

Raw gives me greater flexability when processing the images. I can do preliminary corrections and edits for proofing. I use Photoshop CS3 almost exclusively.

Al Currie's picture

I want the full resolution. I do my color balance... as part of edit. Corel photo album and Photoshop CS2 is what I use.

Hector Ulloa's picture

I always use Adobe Lightroom for my RAW workflow. Its nondestructive approach gives me the edge I need. And if my images ever require any further enhancing (i.e. altering), I switch to Photoshop.

Gary M.  Simmons's picture

Start out in Lightroom and then to Photoshop CS3. Am also checking out Camera Raw.

James's picture

I love shooting raw and the freedom it provides.

Guy Heitmann's picture

If your serious about photography there is no other choice than raw.