If you haven’t done any research into file types and the advantages for each, let me briefly tell you about JPEG’s. They suck…for many reasons (I’ll leave the serious discussion for my other blog.) I have no love for JPEG’s, but I didn’t have much choice on the iphone. At least, not until 645 Pro introduced their “developed RAW” files. Really, they’re TIFF files.
Yesterday was the first time using this app. It saved a TIFF and JPEG version of the few photos I took. The difference is very clear to me. Below are one set of pics. Not very interesting or pretty (not every pic can be a waterfall,) but its a good example of the difference in file types.
Neither one has been edited by me.
JPG – looks how I’d expect it to, given the conditions. Plenty of contrast and saturation. Its slightly cropped, for whatever reason.
TIF (dRAW) – much less contrast and a noticeably wider dynamic range. Notice there is more data in the shadows and highlights.
Which photo has more potential? The one with more data to work with, the TIFF file.