It's small, quick to display and is the actual picture you see with the LCD on the camera. Plus it has all of the non-exposure attributes (white balance, tone curve, etc.) applied, so you can use it as a reference during your RAW conversion. And it doesn't take up much card space. And for culling out obvious bad shots, it'll save you a gob of time with a large number of shots.patrickh said:Why bother with the jpeg?
My 2 bits... It allows you to make quick and dirty proofs without having to go through processing all those raw files. At least that's what I use it for.patrickh said:Why bother with the jpeg? It's very low quality and really only gives a fair intimation of the exposure, not the other elements of a decent picture. With PSCS2/Bridge or PSCS and Dr Brown's little routine, it is easy to generate a HQ jpeg. I get 194 RAW only shots ona 1 gig card.