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Here we examine RAW quality compared to JPEG quality.
JPEG has some serious disadvantages for dynamic range: see the exposure page showing just how detail that is blown-out in JPEG can be recovered with RAW.
Even if you want only JPEG, you are much better off shooting RAW, then batch-processing the RAW to JPEG, then tossing the RAW. By shooting RAW, you can choose exposure, white balance and sharpening later, and you stand a far better chance of rescuing too-dark or too-light images.
Sharpening the RAW conversions
For RAW conversion, I prefer Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) sharpening with settings that bring in deconvolution sharpening, as shown below.
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