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Old Aug 10, 2005, 12:08 AM   #1
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I just bought a nikon coolscan V and am trying to figure it out. I am scanning fuji provia and velvia and have been told that the best way to save images to disk is by saving them as tiff files, however, when I save them as Jpegs the quality appears to be is way better. So far I have just been using the factory defaults to scan, and using digital Ice which works very well. I am wondering what is the best way to save images, Jpeg, or tiff, and why?
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Old Aug 13, 2005, 10:46 AM   #2
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No expert but tiff is supposed to be "lossless" whereas every time you save to JPEG there is some compression going on.

If your scanning for recreational quality, I'd just stick to jpeg and not worry about it, but if your looking for the highest quality you would use tiff or some other lossless format.

I don't know why your tiff images are turning out lower quality than jpeg. Maybe check the size of the tiff file versus jpeg, it should be much bigger.

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