No RAW For You! Reuters Policy Change Bans RAW Photo Formats

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No RAW For You! Reuters Policy Change Bans RAW Photo Formats

No RAW For You! Reuters Policy Change Bans RAW Photo Formats

Sorry, Jared Polin, it looks like freelance Reuters photographers won’t be shooting RAW anymore.
In an email sent out to freelance photographers, Reuters says it will no longer accept images that were processed from RAW camera files. Instead, the international news agency says it will only accept JPEG images with ‘minimal processing’.
The email sent out reads:
I’d like to pass on a note of request to our freelance contributors due to a worldwide policy change.. In future, please don’t send photos to Reuters that were processed from RAW or CR2 files. If you want to shoot raw images that’s fine, just take JPEGs at the same time. Only send us the photos that were originally JPEGs, with minimal processing (cropping, correcting levels, etc).
In a statement made to PetaPixel, a Reuters spokesperson confirmed this news, writing:
As photojournalists working for the world’s largest internatio …

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5 thoughts on No RAW For You! Reuters Policy Change Bans RAW Photo Formats

  1. But all photos are processed from RAW.
    And so long as you don’t go crazy with saving, opening, re-saving, re-opening, then you can edit a JPG without significant loss of quantity.

    And how are they going to know that it was once a RAW? I get the feeling this ruling was brought in by someone who doesn’t fully understand how modern cameras work.

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