Explore image format and size Nikon D800


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Exploring image format and size

By default your camera shoots in JPEG format. Established by the Joint Photographic Experts Group, JPEG is a compressed image format; that is, it takes the original image data that your camera captures and it crunches it down so that it takes up far less storage. JPEG compression is a lossy compression scheme; that is, there is a loss of quality when JPEG compression is applied to an image. So the more compression you apply, the more your image is degraded. Most cameras give you a few different JPEG conversion choices. Some of those choices compress more than others and therefore degrade your image more than others.

Your camera also captures a certain number of pixels. When shooting JPEG images, most cameras give you the choice of shooting at lower pixel counts, so you might be able to save an image that's only half size, for example. This is another way of saving space on your storage card. Finally, some cameras also give you the option to shoot in Raw mode, a non-compressed format th...

Exploring image format and size
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Exploring image format and size provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting with the Nikon D800

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