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Author Topic: Not Convinced: Raw vs JPG?  (Read 68987 times)
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« on: September 09, 2010, 11:35:50 AM »

I took a picture yesterday, an ordinary picture, because white clouds contrasted against a good blue sky, caught my eye.
No big speech! Just compare, and decide if it's time *you* upgraded your picture taking skills, by using the RAW mode of your camera, and of course, using Qimage Ultimate to develop your raw shots easily and automatically.
... and you know, if you need help learning technique, loads of help right here.
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010, 06:49:32 AM »

I took a picture yesterday, an ordinary picture, because white clouds contrasted against a good blue sky, caught my eye.
No big speech! Just compare, and decide if it's time *you* upgraded your picture taking skills, by using the RAW mode of your camera, and of course, using Qimage Ultimate to develop your raw shots easily and automatically.
... and you know, if you need help learning technique, loads of help right here.
Fred

Raining cats and dogs here in UK, well that's what my American Davis AWS reports Smiley

If it fines up will do a similar test.

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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010, 09:02:41 AM »

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Good morning, Jeff.
Do I have to ask Terry what is an American Davis AWS?

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010, 09:25:33 AM »

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American Davis AWS
Good morning, Jeff.
Do I have to ask Terry what is an American Davis AWS?

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010, 10:06:32 AM »

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Good morning, Jeff.
Do I have to ask Terry what is an American Davis AWS?

Fred  Cry Cry

I will try again, having trouble with browser/keyboard to day doing this is text editor and cut and paste. Cry

I put that in for the English members.

AWS is automatic weather station manufactured in the USA by Davis.  It is very whimsical, when it rains heavy it reports 'cats and dogs' strong wind results in 'hold on to your hat'

I have Just posted a feature request - have another laugh on me. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010, 10:20:51 AM »

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AWS is automatic weather station manufactured in the USA by Davis.  It is very whimsical, when it rains heavy it reports 'cats and dogs' strong wind results in 'hold on to your hat'

Is this software or hardware?

What happened to your "grumpy" icon picture?
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2010, 11:12:43 AM »

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AWS is automatic weather station manufactured in the USA by Davis.  It is very whimsical, when it rains heavy it reports 'cats and dogs' strong wind results in 'hold on to your hat'

Is this software or hardware?

What happened to your "grumpy" icon picture?
Fred

Hope grumpy is now back, funny things happening today, I never touched it - honest Smiley

The AWS is hardware and stands in the middle of a field, radio connected to the console in the living room.  

There should have been an image here Smiley  I try again




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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2010, 04:20:33 PM »

I assume the top image is the JPEG straight from the camera and the bottom image is the RAW/Processed image?  One might assume that the image with "(0001)" in the filename is the processed image, and if that's the case, I would say that the bottom image is much better as far as the sky/clouds go.
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2010, 04:44:13 PM »

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One might assume that the image with "(0001)" in the file name is the processed image, and if that's the case, I would say that the bottom image is much better as far as the sky/clouds go.
Sorry if the file name is confusing.
It was accidental.
Qimage created a JPG from the RAW in order to post it here. The second JPG was extracted from the camera and Qimage named that too. Then that was recreated when it was downsized, so Qimage made a file name addition to make sure you had all three JPGS.

The one with the clouds is right out of the (camera) and the default processing of Qimage. No additional tweaking.

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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2010, 07:30:25 PM »

Fred,

Sorry, but now I'm in a muddle.

_MG_9411(0001).jpg

_MG_9411.jpg

Which of the above has been developed by Qimage from raw?

Thanks,

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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2010, 07:35:41 PM »

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Which of the above has been developed by Qimage from raw?

9411.jpg is the email size made from the Raw.
9411(0001).jpg is the original JPG shot as jpg
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2010, 07:50:12 PM »

Great!  That makes sense.

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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2010, 07:54:42 PM »

Neither one has been tweaked or fixed up.
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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2010, 05:22:33 PM »

Here is my little non scientific test

1st camera jpeg
2nd Ultimate conversion - no adjustments
3rd  Ultimate - with human adjustment
4th HDR - Photomatix default and adjusted in Elements

Comments - Ultimate without adjustment gave a blown cloud, camera jpeg avoided that.  Ultimate with adjustment (exposure on top right blown area and 9 on the fill) gave better result than the camera jpeg

HDR chucked in for good measure, I don't like the 'greens' and don't know how to correct it with the Sel.!!

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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2010, 05:26:36 PM »

Jeff,
Just tick the grid box where the blown cloud resides, and QU will reset the exposure knowing that you want the cloud marked as the main interest.
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