Choosing file formats


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Choosing file formats

Well, if you are thinking about long- term storage of your images, then you are probably wondering about file format. So I am going to review some of the basic formats with you right now to give you a feel as to which direction to go. If you shoot JPEG, then JPEG is a good format for you to use going forward. Remember, cameras basically capture in both JPEG and RAW files. I'll talk about RAW files in a moment, but right now let's focus on JPEG. JPEGs are compact, and as you can see, we'll take a look at this image right here; it's 6.7 megabytes.

You'll see that the other files will be much larger than that. And any loss of data has already happened when you captured the shot. So the JPEG that you get out of the camera; the main thing that you want to do is just preserve that information. Now, in all honesty, the best way to do that is to use a nondestructive digital asset manager; either Lightroom or Aperture. Protect your JPEGs, because what happens is when you import t...

Choosing file formats
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Choosing file formats provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Derrick Story as part of the Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos

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Aperture Lightroom
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