Lately I've been shooting in raw, .cr2 files and editing them in photoshop. Then saving them as jpegs only "optimized compression 10 out of 12" since I think that's what wwhc said to save them as. If I remember correctly. Will I regret not saving them as tiffs or higher quality jpgs down the road?
yea lightroom's a real life saver. same with aperture if you have apple. both of which have nondestructive raw processing and it makes life so much easier. I got mine at UMD for 100 bucks at it's totally worth it
P.S. Tiffs retain allot more information than jpg's. You will most likely be able to get more out of that file when post processing than simply post processing a jpg.
If you want to stick to jpg only, save it as a level 12 at first, then when you have the file finished and printable save it as a level 10. Make sure you are converting it to sRGB as well when sending to WHCC
Yes, very much so, but it only shows itself in areas of a gradual shift of color or shade. I had one printed into a 16x20 of a grad portrait in the studio where the "halo" in back of the person (from a light hitting a black paper background and falling off gradually around her) came out as pixelated bands for the shades of gray. It was bad.