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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Digital photography tips:different picture file formats and their meanings

Digital images can be stored in the computer in various file formats. Each has its own use and advantages over the other. The most common format is jpeg, in which most digital cameras store its images.

Digital Camera Image Formats:

  1. JPEG - Joint Photographic Expert Group
  2. TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
  3. DIG - Digital Imaging Group
  4. CRW - CCD Raw

Web Image Formats:
  1. FPX - Flashpix File Format
  2. GIF - Graphics Interchange Format
  3. PNG - Portable Network Graphics
Printing Format:
  1. EPS - Encapsulated Postsripts
Editing Format:
  1. PSD -Photoshop's native format used primarily for editing because of its layers features. Usually the when editing is done, the image is saved as tif or jpeg or bitmap
  2. Pic - Macintosh's standard. It is pronounced as "pick," which was introduced along with MacDraw software for the Macintosh.
  3. bmp - bitmap. Images in bitmap format are stored in a device-independent bitmap (DIB) format that allows Windows to display the bitmap image on any type of display device.


myphotosshare said...

JPEG format more familiar to the digital image, but I always save in TIFF format for printing, because I think the resolution is better.

alwaves said...

tiff is the common format for printing purposes. scanned images and documents are saved in tiff as well.

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