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Part I: Your Lean, Mean Pixel Machine > Dealing with Digital Camera File Format...

Chapter 4. Dealing with Digital Camera File Formats

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File formats for digital cameras can be needlessly complex and confusing. Part of the problem is that you have three different formats to choose from, JPEG, TIFF, and RAW, and several variations on the formats. Vendors complicate things by not calling various formats and options by the same names. For example, a file saved in the highest quality JPEG format might be called Fine by one vendor, and Super Fine by another. Worse, Super Fine might actually indicate a file saved in TIFF format by a third vendor. What’s a poor digital photographer to do?


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