convert raw photo to jpgs to email, then convert to psd to retouch

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Apr 22, 2022 Apr 22, 2022

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I I convert raw photos to jpgs to send via email, then end user converts to PSD to etocuh, will much quality be lost?

 

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Apr 22, 2022 Apr 22, 2022

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Depends on the JPEG quality settings, image content etc but the simple answer is, DON'T. Convert to PSD (better TIFF), retouch then convert that to JPEG. 

See: https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/file-types/image/raster/jpeg-file.html


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Apr 22, 2022 Apr 22, 2022

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what I'm trying to do is send batch of RAW images to client, as they will do retouching on their end.  I don't want to have a lengthy transfer time with raw batch.   converting raws to jpegs to send would be convenient, then client can convert back to tiff or psd for retouch.  how much quality will be lost?

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Apr 22, 2022 Apr 22, 2022

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That's like asking how long is a rubber band. The answer is it depends. Some images can take a lot of jpeg compression without noticeable loss. Other images will immediately show artifacts.

 

But more to the point - it depends on the type of edits that are subsequently done, and how much of it. Even if it's converted to PSD/TIFF directly on reception. The jpeg encoding throws away a lot of data.

 

I really don't see the problem in sending raw files. A raw file, being a single channel at 14 bit depth, is already much smaller than the resulting processed RGB file. A single wetransfer-link with a GB of files will upload in less than a minute over a "normal" internet connection.

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Apr 22, 2022 Apr 22, 2022

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Thanks!

 

yeah, trying to send 4gb folder of raws.  I'm on location with weak bandwidth.   

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Edit: Thank you to the moderator for merging the duped posts.

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