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Old Sep 9, 2005, 1:54 PM   #1
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When saving JPEG's what compression should it be?

Maximum? High? Med? Low? - does this affect the quality of the photo? What is the difference.?

Is it true that everytime you save in jpeg you loose quality?

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Old Sep 9, 2005, 2:23 PM   #2
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Yes, everytime that you do a save in jpeg you loose some quality. It isn't that great, but you loose some. Some artifacts might appear too. Most people will have trouble seeing the difference.

For the jpeg compression, are you talking about in camera or computer compression?

For in camera, I would recomend shooting with the least amount of compression as possible, meaning go the theLarge Finesetting. This will give you the largest file for jpeg, with the most detail. At this point, you can make larger prints too. After you get use to the camera and editing images, then you can go to RAW. Then this is a whole different ball game.

For computer compression, do as little as possible. At a certain point, you will loose image quality. This all depends on if you want to post images for web or have them for print too.

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