Uploading pics in RAW format - .NEF files

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  1. Reef_Ninja

    Reef_Ninja Spaghetti Worm

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    Anyone else have trouble uploading .NEF files to photobucket? I took what I think are some really nice photos in RAW format, but I cant upload them? I tried retaking the pics in Basic format, but really like the quality in RAW. Any suggestions?
     
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    FWIW, I'm using a Nikon D3200.
     
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    Most internet based programs are set up for jpeg. I just use nef for the capture them covert to jpeg after processing. The basic will process the raw file how it thinks you want it, then convert it to jpeg. So in basic, you won't even see to raw file. Is suggest lightroom, or one of the free processing programs and covert to jpeg. Jpeg's are compressed and more appropriate for the web.
     
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    Do you see a loss in quality when converting them?
     
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    Didn't want to have to pay for a converter, just a general converter found via google. Dont think I lost any quality, tanks or the input.
     
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    The loss in quality is barely perceptible. In fact, by the time you make adjustments in contrast, brightness, white balance, sharpening, ect., the pictures look much better when converted. By definition, compressing means losing some data, but you really can't see it. Also, pretty much all photos the go to print have been converted to jpeg and compressed. The only reason I shoot raw is so that I can do my own manipulations rather than leaving it up to the camera. By starting with the raw data you have much more latitude on your processing. If you try to manipulate a jpeg(compressed), it doesn't come out as good. Some cameras have better processor's than others. I generally shoot both raw and jpeg. That way I can look at the way the camera choose to process it. Sometimes it's good enough.