Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2015/11/19

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Subject: [Leica] Reuters bans RAW
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:15:16 -0500

"?Speed is also very important to us. We have therefore asked our
photographers to skip labor and time consuming processes to get our pictures
to our clients faster.?"

'The bulk of the people sending in stuff to Rueters and AP are Rueters and
AP photographers who have never shot RAW in their lives but have been
hitting deadlines measured in minutes and seconds and sending off their
shots moments after taking them usually in a crowd of other photographers
all flashing their flashes. They are not shooting for their shots to be
enduring, they are not shooting quality work they seem to never have their
flash not on their cameras and never seem to turn them off.  Its this
mornings new flash.
I think if this was more about magazine work where your deadline is a week
away and its like National Geographic or something of some real enduring
quality than this would be way more of a travesty than it is.

On 11/19/15 10:16 AM, "Tina Manley" <images at> wrote:

> I think most of their shooters already use jpeg only just for speed.  Some
> take both RAW and jpeg - the jpeg to submit and the RAW to work on later
> for themselves.  Makes sense, but I would never shoot jpeg only.
> Tina
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 1:35 AM, Peter Klein <boulanger.croissant at 
> wrote:
>> <
>> #more-191527
>> I thought this was a hoax, but evidently not. It sounds like this decision
>> was made by an executive type with no technical knowledge of photography. 
>> I
>> guess dodging and burning are now the enemy of truth.  But if 
>> photographers
>> are still allowed to crop and adjust levels, how is it going to stop
>> dishonest photoshopping? Is Reuters going to only allow the use of cameras
>> that generate JPG checksums, with all cropping and levels editing done in
>> camera?
>> Prepare for a lot of badly-exposed backlit, side-lit and
>> sunlight-with-black-shadows pictures, I guess.
>> --Peter
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Mark William Rabiner

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