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Karl W. 4:24am, 18 February 2008
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?
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Sweetlake 10 years ago
I use lightroom and it saves the changes and the raw file. You export a jpeg when you need it but don't have to hold on to that copy (jpeg). I keep the raw file.
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
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
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
I edit all of my Raw files andsave my changes to 16bit tiff, then bring the tiff into PS make my final edits and save as a 300dpi level 10 jpg for printing.

So, for each file I have the original RAW, 16bit Tiff and a JPG
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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
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
As long as you have the original RAW file to work with later, you have your bases covered.
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waphoto 10 years ago
what hbr said...you should still have the raw and its details safe...i usually end up with tiffs...
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Wait... why would you use anything other than BMP?

I usually scan JPGs, occasionally RAWs if I want to process them outside of Vuescan.

Jason
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jnovek says:
Wait... why would you use anything other than BMP?

I usually scan JPGs, occasionally RAWs if I want to process them outside of Vuescan.

Jason

You really use bitmap format? I don't know any printing service that will print .bmp RAW, TIFF and JPG are industry standards.
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maxcaven 10 years ago
Is there any reason they want you to use 10/12 I never understood? Wouldn't you want the best quality available?
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Karl W. 10 years ago
must just be the smaller file sizes or something, 1.3mb vs. 3mb for 10 vs. 12 quality
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
"You really use bitmap format?"

Ha, no. Bitmaps are pretty primitive, and completely uncompressed. I haven't seen a bitmap since the ancient times of Windows paint.

Jason
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
I normally shoot in raw, save it and the jpg i make from it. Sometimes ill save as tiff, but i try not to do to size.
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Most printers I have worked with ask for the files to be saved as a Level 10 jpg
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Karl W. 10 years ago
I wonder if the optimize or the standard compression also makes any difference what so ever
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
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.
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