Thursday, January 10, 2008
This is the first picture I've taken using the RAW format. [GEEK ALERT].
I took a Photoshop class year before last, and the first thing the instructor did was write the following equation on the board:
“JPG = E V I L”
The instructor extolled the virtues of RAW. He claimed it was as good as film quality. The learned user certainly has more control than over a JPG, and the quality of the original file is never comprised. I've read that a JPG file loses quality each time the user opens it – even if s/he does not edit the file; the explanation has to do with the compression/decompression method.
Anyway, the colors in this image do seem to "pop", don't they?
By the way — this shrub is scheduled to get a trim this Saturday.