I am new to this digital photography. What are “RAW” and “JPEG”?

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The best analogy that I've seen compares RAW format to old-style photographic film negatives.

They're never something that you want to look at directly, but if properly processed, they can be used to produce the image formats that you're more commonly used to seeing.

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I am new to this digital photography. What are “RAW” and “JPEG”?

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Hi Kanck,

Absolutely you are right! Jpeg is a processed photo from the raw format. Jpeg are the photos

Compatible to any image format. You can do hundreds of shoots in an hour and can be printed
or released without any complicated processing or editing.
 
Below is sample of  a jpeg photo
 
  
Unlike Raw, it is just a sensor data and can't be called photo until it has undergo  processed.
Old cameras before saved raw data and can only be process and convert to a photo or a picture
in hardware much faster in a software that your computer automatically saved the picture as a Jpeg format.
 
below is a raw format after printing it without any editing
 
 
Can you see the difference?  
 
Hope you are.
 
Thanks,
Jennifer08
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I am new to this digital photography. What are “RAW” and “JPEG”?

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Hi,

The word "JPEG" stands for “Joint Photographic Experts Group”. Actually JPEG is an image compression method. The image that compressed and decompressed using the JPEG rules we known as JPEG image. Exactly JPEG standers describe the codec that use to compress the image.

JPEG is the most famous and stranded image type that we use in today.

RAW is a format of an image. Suppose we took a photo from a digital camera. The original image that means without any processing activity, we called it as RAW image.

We call the RAW images as a digital negative of a image. We can transfer an RAW image into a any image file type such as JPEG image.

This is a article that I found that has comparison between RAW and JPEG.

Thank you.

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