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Jonathan Travis

File Formats?

I looking to understand all about digital image file formats, JPEG's, TIF's, PSD's, ect. If anyone knows of a few websites or has the time to give their own input, I'd be extremely grateful.


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10/20/2005 1:54:23 PM

Kerry Drager
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  Hi Jon,
You've come to the right place! In fact, we have many articles on all sorts of photographic subjects. Just click on the Articles button at the left on any BP page. But here's an excellent article on file formats:
Article - Digital Decisions: TIFF vs. JPG vs. Raw

Also, this subject has come up frequently in the Q&A, with lots of terrific input from BetterPhoto members. Our Search Site box (top left of BP pages) is often overlooked, but can steer you to countless topics. Here are three threads to get you started:

Q&A: Explain TIFF, JPEG and PSD

Q&A: Raw vs. JPG - vs. TIFF

Q&A: Raw processing vs JPG processing

In addition, BetterPhoto has a great line of Digital and Photoshop courses. The winter session schedule, which begins in early January, will be posted within a a week or two. Meantime, you can check out the course descriptions in the fall schedule (many classes say "full", but simply click on the course title in order to read the information). Most Fall classes will also be offered in the Winter session:
BetterPhoto Online Photo Courses

Hope this helps, Jon!

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10/21/2005 10:21:10 AM

Jonathan Travis   Thanks for all the information!

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10/22/2005 4:06:29 AM

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