Best of both worlds


posted on 8th of june, 2009

I was reminded of something I frequently do when reading a recent photo magazine - getting a black and white preview while taking pictures. One of the benefits of digital is that you can shoot color and still post process black and white. Having the color file available to you is amazing, since you can do all kinds of color filtering and mixing to arrive at a final black and white image.

Something unique to digital, though, is sort of a 'best of both worlds' feature. If you have a camera that can be set to record black and white (my Canon DSLR does) and also allows a RAW + JPG setting, then you can take photos and get a black and white preview, black and white JPG, while still having the color RAW file to go back to. This gives you both the advantages of...

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Posted by Morrbyte on June 10, 2009
Wow! Thanks never realised that,im sure to give that a try very soon.
Posted by Reeddaigle on June 09, 2009
Thanks Brad. I'll try it out sometime soon.
Posted by Eclecticelegance on June 09, 2009
Very neat!! I enjoy taking pictures in black and white and in sepia with my pocket digital camera (no DSLR yet :) ).



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