Quick Answer: Should I Delete Raw Files From Camera?

Can I delete raw files?

Simply put, yes as a professional photographer I hold onto all RAW “keeper” images forever.

RAW rejects, on the other hand, can be deleted after satisfactory delivery of final products such as a wedding album or portrait canvas, etc..

Is it better to shoot in raw or fine?

When shooting in a format like JPEG image information is compressed and lost. Because no information is compressed with RAW you’re able to produce higher quality images, as well as correct problem images that would be unrecoverable if shot in the JPEG format.

Why you should always shoot in RAW?

High-Quality Image Files Perhaps the biggest benefit to shooting RAW format is that your camera is capturing absolutely all the data it receives from the camera’s sensor. This means that no details from the image are removed or discarded (which is often what happens with JPEGs).

What are raw files from camera?

A raw file is the image as seen by the camera’s sensor. Think of it like unprocessed film. Rather than letting the camera process the image for you, turning it into a JPEG image, shooting in raw allows you to process the image to your liking.

Where do you store raw files?

Google Drive Google Drive offers up to 30TB of storage, which is quite a lot. The majority of users opt for either 100GB for $1.99 per month or 1TB for $9.99 per month. This service accepts RAW files and also generates image previews, which makes it extremely convenient for photographers.

Can I delete NEF files?

Close any programs that might be using the file and try again. A search of the net found a free download: “unlocker”. Right clicking on the NEF file and then selecting unlocker would then allow the stubborn NEF file to be deleted. Then no problems deleting from the recycle bin.