hi from cape cod!

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  1. neeleymartin

    neeleymartin TPF Noob!

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    my name is neeley. i live on cape cod with my husband, dog and cat. i am an elementary school reading specialist. my kids would really be on my case for my lack of caps. lol!?! always owned a camera, but never considered it a hobby. not really sure who i was kidding.

    i just purchased a canon rebel eos xt digi, and i am excited to learn how to use the manual settings on the camera. i can finally see what a particular setting does without note taking. camera does it for me (i think). i have read many books (intro photography) and feel that i am ready to begin.

    wish me luck.

    i have 2 questions:

    1. i burn my photos to cd after a little (i mean little) edting then post to snapfish for friends and fam to enjoy? do you reccommend saving to cd or another form?

    2. TIF or JPEG? i read that TIF can be editted repeatedly with no loss of quality. why wouldn't i use it? i hope to move to RAW once i get my camera technique down. not ready for too much new at once.

    Thanks in advance for the advice I know you will give,
    neeley
     
  2. Arch

    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    welcome to the forum :thumbup:

    to answer your Q's.....

    yes i'd back-up all your pics to a cd or dvd...... that way if your computer has a problem you dont loose all your pics.....

    The only reason you may not want to use tiff's is the size of the files.... but i wouldn't let that put you off using them..... you do loose data with jpegs. ;)
     
  3. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hi Neely, welcome to TPF.
     
  4. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    There are plenty of threads about shooting in RAW vs JPEG, try a search for some good info. Once you have started to edit your images, you can save them in a lossless format like TIFF, or PSD. Saving them as a JPEG will cause some loss of data...the more you open and save...the more data is lost. Although, you could probably do this many many times before the loss of data is apparent in the image.

    You will need to develop and implement a file saving strategy. I like to save the RAW or JPEG files from the camera...those are like my 'digital negatives'...and I never save over them. Then when I edit them, I save a working copy in a TIFF or PSD format. Then I make a copy for cropping and/or printing...and a copy for displaying on the web.
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    hello!
     
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    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    Welcome to TPF! :)
     

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