What are the pros and cons when shooting in RAW vs JPEG?
I am a beginner hobbyist and am a little overwhelmed by all that is involved with DSLR photography. Having heard it's best to shoot in RAW, I decided to give it a try. I have Photoshop CS2 on an older laptop running Windows XP. I found after much investigation that it is not possible for me to work with true NEF files in PS CS2. So I installed View NX2 which came with my D5100, and worked painfully slow when trying to edit on my feeble machine. So, as a beginner, I am wondering if I should just shoot in Fine JPEG and edit them in PS...or possibly still shoot in RAW and convert to TIFF before editing in PS.
This question may seem broad, but I am really just a beginner looking for advice on how to start having some fun without getting discouraged! As I progress and want to do more in depth editing I can certainly step my equipment up to where I can work with RAW files.
Right now I would just like to take some nice shots, maybe tweak them a little and possibly print them out... so anyones input is welcomed!