Reuters wants only in-camera JPGs...

RichardRichard Mildly bemusedMadrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,600 moderator
edited April 29, 2016 in The Big Picture
...because anything processed from a raw file is less authentic:

http://petapixel.com/2015/11/18/reuters-issues-a-worldwide-ban-on-raw-photos/

There is some merit to their argument that turnaround time can be faster, but the authenticity argument doesn't hold up at all, IMO. JPGs out of the camera are just as prone to manipulation as JPGs produced from raw files. If anything, it's easier to establish what modifications have been made when you can compare the JPG to the original raw file.

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  • mercphotomercphoto Bill Jurasz Registered Users Posts: 4,550 Major grins
    edited November 20, 2015
    They're worried about post processing and thinking that you can do less to the JPG before it becomes visually evident the image was altered. In other words, this is "theatre ethics" in action. :(
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  • ThelensspotThelensspot Mentally grainy! Registered Users Posts: 2,041 Major grins
    edited November 20, 2015
    Richard wrote: »
    ...JPGs out of the camera are just as prone to manipulation as JPGs produced from raw files. If anything, it's easier to establish what modifications have been made when you can compare the JPG to the original raw file.

    I agree. Can't I be considered as smart as the camera?
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  • staggerleestaggerlee Big grins Registered Users Posts: 12 Big grins
    edited April 29, 2016
    ah well stalin removed trotsky from all images back in the day,i think the news services have much bigger issues urgently requiring there atention
    cheers mark
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