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Which setings to get this file size combo...?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Warren T., Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Warren T.

    Warren T. Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 10, 2010
    San Francisco
    hi Lumix users, I was wondering if there is a combination of settings that will give me the following when shooting RAW+JPG:

    Full size RAW, AND smallest possible JPG sized file.

    I would like the RAW version for my post-processing and critical work, and the JPG for easy emailing of the same images for non-critical viewing.

    Does that make sense?

    I currently use a G1 and GF1. I've been shooting RAW+JPG at the highest quality settings, and I was wondering if there is a way to shrink the size of the JPG files without compromising the RAW version.


  2. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 All-Pro

    If I go to my image quality option in my G2's menu, here is what I have available:
    -Jpeg fine, represented by 2 rows of rectangles with an arrow
    -Jpeg standard, represented by only one row of rectangles with an arrow
    -RAW + jpeg fine, represented by written "RAW" with the jpeg fine symbol next to it
    -RAW + jpeg standard, represented by written "RAW" with the jpeg standard symbol next to it
    -RAW, represented by only having "RAW" shown

    Mine is listed in my manual, page 127, "Using the Rec. mode menu," with the subheading [QUALITY]. Look in your menu, under the icon represented with the camera symbol.
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  3. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    All RAW is "full size".
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  4. You want to go to your quality setting and set it for RAW + standard. That will give you a decent JPG and a RAW image. I have this set as one of my custom profiles and use it most of the time. All the JPGs are good for Picasa a web images. If I really like an image I can go to the RAW file and knock myself out with Photoshop and make a beautiful large print.
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  5. Warren T.

    Warren T. Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 10, 2010
    San Francisco
    Thanks for the answers, Everyone :) .

  6. taran

    taran Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 19, 2011
    If you have an image program like Photomechanic, you can extract the basic jpg that is embedded in every RAW, negating the need to shoot RAW + JPG separately.
  7. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    But those embedded jpegs are typically very compressed, and pretty poor quality. If you really want to do anything with the jpeg, you'll want better. If you only plan to display them on a 3" screen, the embedded ones are probably fine.
  8. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 All-Pro

    Also, if you use an organizational program like Lightroom, you can export JPEG files very quickly. That's what I do, so I don't clutter up my hard drive with multiples of each image. Plus, Lightroom organizes photos for me, lets me tag them, etc.
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