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Why Post Process RAW Images?

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)


Keywords: postprocessing, raw, jpeg

Some have asked what is the point of post processing images. Here is an example of why I shoot in RAW and post process afterwards. This image was taken in RAW+JPEG mode so that I had a RAW and a JPEG image to work with. The image on the left is a camera-created JPEG, with no post processing—the famous SOOC (straight out of camera). The image on the right is a RAW image after minor post processing and conversion to the final JPEG.

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Straight Out Of Camera (SOOC) JPEG on Left, slightly post processed RAW on Right
Nikon D800 on tripod, AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens @ 34mm, f/14, 0.3 sec, ISO 50, with Hoya HD circular polarizer, SD Picture Control
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