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Why is the noise level of raw photos higher than jpeg photos? I have encountered this issue several times.

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  • Thank you very much and the answer was great – Merlin Apr 12 at 14:56
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  • Definitely so. Thanks again to you and others for answering my question – Merlin Apr 12 at 19:14
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Typically the software that creates the jpeg does some noise reduction. There are often options on the camera for how much to do. Software that works with raw photos usually has options for noise reduction, but starts out without any. You get to choose how much you do.

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  • Thank you very much and the answer was great – Merlin Apr 12 at 14:56

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