PSD or jPEG= confused??
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24-03-11, 10:31 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
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Yes, there is a lot of confusion about jpeg files. Opening and closing a jpeg file will not degrade it. If you shoot jpegs only and need to edit it beyond the camera edit, then it is best to save it as a non lossy file before you work on it. You can't add info to it, but you can prevent further loss by saving that file as a tiff, or other non-lossy file format. From that master you can run off as many jpeg files as you like, and providing you don't edit and save the jpegs beyond the initial save-as you won't lose any more information. Shooting jpegs is fine if you first save them as non-lossy for archiving and editing.
You may come to the conclusion, as most of us have, that if you care about the quality of your files you may just as well start shooting raw and making jpegs from your master file when needed.
Or like me, take Raw plus fine jpeg together.
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