Mankind began to paint a landscape or figure before Christ. Humanity, who had been painting images for a long time, met with the camera invented by the French inventor Nicephore Niepce in 1826. This would be the beginning of a new era for humanity, and then it would bring with it many professions. So much so that photography gave birth to the profession and this profession is divided into many subgroups such as nature photography and war photography.
At the end of the 20th century, in 1999, the first camera phone entered our pockets. This increased the interest in taking photographs even more. With the introduction of photos into our lives, many file formats came along. The captured photos were saved in many file formats such as “.jpg, .png, raw”. So what is a RAW photo required to take quality photos ? Let’s see together.
What is RAW Photo?
RAW photo can be said to be the file format of the raw photo taken on their camera. In Turkish: it means unprocessed raw. RAW photos take up much more size than photos like JPEG. This is an important point in terms of the quality of the photo, even if there are problems with storage. Because a photo with much more data can be of much better quality. Other file formats compress this data, reducing the quality of the photo.
Today, many cameras take pictures with RAW support. However, it shows us these photos in a format like JPEG . As a solution to this, many brands have created their own RAW format .
With the RAW format, you can perform much more successful operations than other formats. When you want to save an image you have taken and edit it years later, it can process the photo in an intact way. You can achieve much better results in photo editing such as color and sharpness than other photo formats.
It’s good to be reminded. Unprocessed photos, that is, photos in RAW format, take up 4 times or more space than a photo in JPEG format. This creates a storage problem on your device. Also, since these images in RAW format contain a lot of data, they will be slower to be processed on your device compared to other formats.
Above you can see two photos in RAW and JPEG format. This will make the subject much clearer.