MemberMarch 6, 2007 at 10:51 pm
Rods reply is right, but the camera software (nikon anyway) does the layer thing too.
With RAW, save the original file in RAW, and export your finished file as a jpg. That way, your original can be manipulated again later. Make the jpg your final file. You’ll find the camera software should give you the option of exporting in RGB, CMYK, Tif and jpg. Depending what you want to do with the file, will dictate how you will save it.
A converted 6mb RAW file can end up being a 30 or 40mb jpg once the file has been manipulated
I like Animal Photography and Landscape Photography myself.
You can take good shots in jpg too. When I went to NZ last year, I took 500 photos. Shooting in RAW would have been difficult to store for me without a PC. I just took more care to get the shot I wanted. I listed over 100 for sale on the web, and as I said before, some professional photographers have expressed some very encouraging comments.
I’m 47 this year, so you are all whipper snappers to me 🙂