Thursday, August 5, 2010

Another look at RAW files

From Evidence Magazine: "Prevailing opinion suggests that RAW files were tailor-made for forensics and law enforcement. However, this issue should be examined closely in order to fully understand RAW files and to prevent a forensic-imaging system from becoming bogged down due to the time and man-hours necessary to process RAW files. After taking a closer look, one may find the comprehensive value of RAW for forensics is somewhat overestimated.

Crime-scene photographers and forensic-laboratory analysts use some form of RAW files during the course of their duties. It would be naïve for forensic photographers to shoot in RAW and not have the proper scientific support. Forensic photographers should not succumb to pressure to shoot everything in RAW ..."

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