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Old Jun 6, 2005, 8:20 PM   #1
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I have a Lumix FZ20 and am leaving for a trip to Alaska in a few weeks. I want high quality pictures but with the ability to take many pictures. Should I take pictures in the highest picture size (2560) with fine quality, or use TIFF quality with a 1600 or so pict. size?Or any other recommendations? Thanks for your help.
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Old Jun 6, 2005, 8:27 PM   #2
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High quality jpeg. Hands down. Save the file space. Tiff is a useless format for a digicam... not sure why it's even included. Picture quality is "literally" the same, you'll save more space on your media, and the smaller files are easier to work with in post.
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Old Jun 7, 2005, 8:50 AM   #3
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I fully agree with Nick.

I don't even know if there can be a verysmall difference in those "crowded" pictures (as with a lot of foliage, grass, which even low compression jpg might slightly reduce in quality) but the "fine" compression of FZ20 does not generate visible artifacts...

What you'll see in 200% or more zoomed FZ images is noise and NR artifacts (even with low Noise reduction settings).

So stay away from Tiff and do a test yourself to check the difference, if it exists

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