I have always printed JPEGS on my Epson 2200. Now that I have started shooting RAW, are there any setting changes I need to make to print from RAW instead of JPEG?
Will I see any change in the picture quality by printing from the RAW images? And if any, at what picture size will I see the difference?
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#1. "RE: Epson 2200 question" | In response to Reply # 0elcee Nikonian since 01st Nov 2005Sat 10-Mar-12 04:41 AM
I started to get into the "can't really print RAW" but quit since very quickly I
would put my foot in my mouth.
Will you see the difference when processing RAW and printing from your editor?
Yes. No. Depends.
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My personal experience is that my RAW-derived prints were better than my jpg-derived,
but only because of the ability to recover under-exposed images.
When I shoot jpg+RAW, 99.999% of the time, I delete the jpg version.
#2. "RE: Epson 2200 question" | In response to Reply # 0esantos Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Sat 10-Mar-12 02:49 PM
There are no setting changes for the Epson printer driver. You will continue to print the way you always have. What does change is image quality WHEN you make substantial image edits. JPEGs do not have the color bit depth (8-bit) to handle large swings in contrast, saturation, and tone compared to an equivalent raw image. The results are image artifacts such as color banding and noise. Raw images can be edited in a 16-bit color environment and this is can be a huge advantage by allowing you to make much more aggressive changes without introducing these artifacts. Once the image is in its final form it should be printed just like you would a jpeg that was also ready for printing.
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#4. "RE: Epson 2200 question" | In response to Reply # 2jim thomas Nikonian since 12th Jan 2003Sun 11-Mar-12 12:10 PM
Ernesto said it well. I agree and have nothing to add except to recommend that you shoot some images in both RAW & jpeg format, carefully edit the RAW images to your preferences and make prints of both the RAW and jpeg. See which print you prefer. I think in most cases it will be the RAW. I think of jpeg as useful for those who either don't want to bother with editing or don't have time to edit each image (wedding & sports photographers, journalists, etc.), both very legitimate reasons to shoot jpeg. There is no photography police force to keep us from shooting however we decide, so obviously the only thing that matters is what you prefer. Good luck with RAW. I think you will like it.