BEfore I get any spazzy answers to search it or memory is cheap.....I did search it...not super hard....but I did search...found 1 thread...and it didnt quite asnswer my question....and the issue with memory...Im 2000 miles from home right now...IN Arizona...and I dont thinks its fair to ask my grandpa to buy me stuff...after he bought me and my brothers the plane tickets to come out here...... So..on topic now: Is a there a large difference in quality between JPG Fine, normal and basic? (I would take some test shots and put them on my granpas computor...but I seem to have misplaced my card reader....) And PLEASE, do not tell me I should be shooting RAW.....I dont have the money for software that can edit RAW, nor do I have a computor capable of handeling RAW files or the program to edit them, Unless Im doing something wrong with GIMP, I can not edit RAW files. I know that as you go from fine to basic the compression increases....and if affects large areas of the same color...such as skies, and Im shooting mostly landscapes out here...most of which, just like 9 out of 10 landscapes, have reletively large percentage of sky....(not trying to start anything about ken rockwell...I googles this jpeg issue...and his site came up...and according to him, basic is the same quality and fine...and thumbing through his galleries....the shots said to be taken on a digital camera seems, quality-wise, great!) The reason I ask this, is because I can take just about double the pictures as I go from fine to basic....and If i can get more pictures without sacrificing a large decrease in qulaity, I would much rather do that....(And if the compression only REALLY affect large areas of the same color, I can always use the fun smudge tool to make pixelation kinda go away, at least in the sky, right?) And if it helps at all.....most of them are going to DeviantART and Flickr, and only a few will be printed..... This digital photography stuff has a lot to it......I want a roll of Superia and my Fm10 now.....its makes things so much easier.....all the PP is done by the photolab..... Thanks in advance....and just so you know....it might be a day or two before I can get back on to check the replies............and again, thanks!