Photo Tip of the Week: Shoot RAW & JPG – KobraTech
Photo Tip of the Week: Shoot RAW & JPG

Photo Tip of the Week: Shoot RAW & JPG

One tip to improve your phone photography is to shoot in RAW format along with JPEG, if your phone camera supports it. RAW files contain unprocessed image data captured by the camera sensor, retaining more information than JPEG files. This provides greater flexibility during post-processing, allowing you to make extensive adjustments to exposure, white balance, and other settings without sacrificing image quality. RAW files also offer more latitude for recovering details in highlights and shadows. 

Having the JPEG version as well allows for quick sharing or use of the image without requiring extensive editing. JPEG files are processed in-camera and compressed, resulting in smaller file sizes and images that are ready to be shared on social media or via messaging apps.

By shooting in both RAW and JPEG, you have the best of both worlds. You can take advantage of the RAW file's flexibility for more advanced editing when needed, while also having the convenience of a ready-to-share JPEG file for immediate use.