I’ve seen few items on the inter-web claiming there’s little difference between the JPEGs and the DNG photos, I’ve also been often asked about this in classes. I reckon it’s high time to put the situation straight.
There’s an enormous difference between the two, it’s like comparing a takeaway hamburger n chips to a fine Italian sit down meal, not even in the same league. If photographers are not seeing this difference it likely boils down to one of three issues.
- Maybe they’re not editing the DNG files correctly or possibly not editing them at all, instead they are just looking at the initial “JPEG setting rendering”.
- Could be that the images are only being viewed as small on-screen versions, in other words they are not being viewed on a large hi-res computer screen or as prints.
- And…. the most likely the issue is poor DNG exposure.
It could of course be a combo of all three but regardless of the cause I have a little video where I discuss this issue, might be worth checking it out. Of course all the intricate details and issues are covered in my “Ultimate iPhone DNG” e book which has just been released on the iBooks store.
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Check out the video here.