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Author Topic: Shoot RAW-M or downsize post prouction  (Read 1098 times)

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« on: April 07, 2016, 16:41 »
I would like feedback on the best practice for image quality when it comes to downsizing MP of an image.  I use a 5D Mk III that can shoot 22Mp or 10Mp if i use the RAW-M setting.  Will I get better image quality if I shoot in the RAW-M or if I downsize the raw file in post production using lightroom/photoshop?  Thank you.

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2016, 16:51 »
The computer usually does a better job than the camera, so I would downsize the 22Mp files.  Don't think there will be much difference though, both ways should make a superb 10Mp image.


« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2016, 16:53 »
I would think if you want smaller files it would be best to shoot them small and not risk creating funky artifacts by downsizing.   I suggest you set up a test.   Mount the camera on a tripod and set up a shot like you usually take.   Take the images both ways, downsize the larger ones and compare.   The type of lens may even play into the mix.   

BTW:  I have the same camera and I love it.   I shoot RAW-L and upload them that way unless the image is slightly soft. 



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