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07-02-13, 12:45 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
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So why have I noticed it after only a few saves (I was editing/saving an existing file - I've never shot a JPG on a camera that supports RAW)? JPGs *will* lose info on each save!
The argument over whether to shoot RAW or JPG and edit lossless or lossy will go on forever but lossy will lose info and lossless won't! Message ends!
I shoot Raw plus fine Jpeg and use the Jpeg file most of the time. Althought you can't control what pixels are thrown away when saving a Jpeg, I still think you would be hard pushed to see any difference after a hundred saves. Stating the obvious doesn't negate the argument. of which format should be used. The person asking the original question has been told the Jpegs lose detail, whilst this is true upto a point, from reading between the lines I don't think this user needs to use anything except Jpegs. It might be that her PC and or software isn't up to handling large file sizes so, Jpegs would be just fine. Others reading the answers might also think they need to save their files as anything except Jpegs when it might not apply to them. In the commerical world Jpegs rule hence, why photos are summitted to image libraries as Jpegs.
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