Thu 14-Feb-13 11:20 PM | edited Fri 15-Feb-13 02:54 AM by M_Jackson
Quick question...If you shot a card of RAW + JPG and opened them in View NX2, do the images look essentially the same? I realize there might be differences in bit-depth, but if in-camera settings are being applied to both, it seems they would look very close.
Thanks Neil, I was planning on switching to Raw + Jpg today for at least a few shots so I could compare for myself. I'll still do it, but your response backs up what I was telling a friend a couple of days ago. I like the option of seeing the capture in View NX2, even if I opt to later process through the Adobe software. I will at least have the option of using the better version for a TIF or PSD file. Adobe throws out all in camera adjustments like Active D-Lighting, so I quit shooting that way in the field a while back. Maybe it is a viable option now.
Currently, I am only using ViewNX2 to quickly cull my daily shoots. The intial JPG seems to be good for that process.
I shot a few Raw + Jpg images today. After letting View process the Raw files, they are very similar. The Raw files are have more contrast and clip both ends of the histogram slightly, even though they weren't clipped in the JPG image. I know I can still adjust the clipping with the sliders. Still, without toggling back and forth between pairs of images, I think most people would say they are the same.