Yes that's right. The histogram is also based on this JPG with picture style applied.
i would just like to know what processing is given to the lcd image, which is processed in camera from th eraw image im taking ( i only shoot raw, for the reasons you mentioned, no jpeg )
Canon cameras apply one of their "picture styles" to the RAW file before displaying it on screen
If you don't care about the picture styles but you still want the image displayed on the back of the camera to look like the RAW you can set the picture style to neutral.
the picture styles have no correlation to the output RAW , but i would love the option of seeing an image more like the raw file in its unprocessed state.
so we are saying the lcd display version of my RAW capture ( i only shoot raw no jpeg) is a small jpeg converted to the picture style settings??
if you want the image on the lcd to be closer to what the raw file is (pretty flat), choose "Faithful" or "Neutral", or create one yourself that has Saturation, Contrast, Sharpness set to their minimums
yes i have it set to neutral, but this does not change the lcd image to match the raw image, it just effects its jpeg image on the lcd, which is useless as i dont shoot jpeg?
what i saying is if im only shooting raw and the lcd image has no relation to the raw image, whats the point of the lcd image? except maybe for composition?
Even if you shoot raw, the camera always creates a jpg preview image (not in full resolution), and that is displayed on the lcd. Picture style Neutral or Faithful will produce a preview on the lcd which os closer to the RAW, but it won't be exactly what you see on your computer when viewing the RAW file.
And yes, it is for composition, and reviewing shots you have taken. You can also use it to adjust exposure and manual focus. It might not be perfect, but better than nothing. It does have a relation to the raw image, just don't expect it to be what you will see on your computer after developing it, sometimes with adjustments specific for one particular image.