There are two main types of files for photography: JPEG and RAW.
JPEG: This is a compressed format file. It takes up little storage room.
RAW: This is an uncompressed file. It takes up a huge amount of storage space.
JPEG files are easy to share. They are the type of pictures that you can post quickly to your blog or your Facebook or Instagram pages. These files can easily be set to a friend.
RAW files are HUGE! The are NOT as quickly shared, adn when they are shared that use a lot of memory storage space.
So why does a photographer ever use RAW files.
RAW files allow the photographer many more detailed pixels to work with in editing the photograph. There are innumerable ways a photographer can edit his treasure if the picture is filed in a RAW file.
With a JPEG, there are few adjustments the photographer can make once the picture has been taken.
There are some cameras that will allow you to take both a JPEG and a RAW photographic shot simultaneously- the photographer does have to chose.
June Havens (Cameron Diaz), an avid car restorer on her way back from Wichita, (literally) bumps into Roy Miller (Tom Cruise) at the airport. Roy (who we later find out is a secret agent of sorts) plants a sought-after battery in her luggage.
June is bumped from her flight home (This is done secretively by Roy) but is able to re-board her requested flight (This is done secretively by CIA Agent John Fitzgerald (Peter Sarsgaard).
Roy and June haphazardly team up to catch the bad guys.
The movie opens with Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger), an experienced sniper, and his spotter, Cpl. Papich (Aden Young), on a mission to assassinate a Panamanian rebel
Cpl. Papich is killed during the daylight extraction. (The extraction was supposed to happen at night.) Master Gunnery Sergeant Beckett retrieves Papich’s body to take him home.
Beckett’s next assignment is to kill a Colombian drug lord. Beckett is teamed with an mission-new spotter, Richard Miller (Billy Zane). Miller has many medals for excellent marksmanship, but he has never served in a combat situation, nor has he had his first confirmed kill.
To make matters even more twisted, the experienced spotter is the mission commander. He outranks Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Beckett.
I truly enjoyed this movie.
However!!! I watched the movie on AMC, and I am certain that the language was cleaned up for television.
(There are FIVE Sniper movies in the series- according to Google. I will probably try to find a few more of them.)