“Cameras don’t take pictures, people do”

More and more amateur photographers tend to purchase expensive professional cameras that enable shooting in the RAW format in addition to a simple picture saved in JPEG. Some of them really succeed and capture professional shots, but some never understand why on earth they made this decision to purchase the camera they don’t know how to handle properly. Why does that happen? RAW requires a lot of extra work with digital images. When you shoot in RAW, the resulting image file will need a lot of post-processing. RAW is more likely to be called a digital negative rather than the image file with the potential for many changes before it is considered final. RAW usually stores all of the info the image sensor generates, including the extra bit depth, extra shadow and highlight details. To provide a good picture out of the RAW file you will need to adjust the file on the computer. JPEG provides very good quality of images as well. This image format is the most popular one and very compatible. You can shoot hundreds of images at the same time, and they will be ready for release without any further processing. JPEG compresses the images very well, but the image quality is still pretty high, and a regular viewer will barely notice any drawbacks. No matter which image format to choose, the resulting image file will depend on the skills of a photographer. There are perfect JPEG photos, and not really good RAW ones. Talented photographer will choose the best lighting conditions providing for a high quality shot with every camera, even a cheap one. Please note that ImageConverter Plus provides support for the vast majority of cameras supporting RAW. Since practically each camera has its own proprietary RAW variation, choosing the software to post-process the file may be problematic. This is the reason why we add new cameras to our list and help convert RAW to JPEG keeping the highest possible image quality.