JPEG to...(?) for lossless imaging

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  1. Player_1

    Player_1 TPF Noob!

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    I read somewhere that JPG is a bad file format for pictures. Over time, the pictures begin to loose their quality. I read somewhere I could convert images to TIF to retain image quality, so I decided to convert the JPGs to TIFs.

    After turning my 2 megapixel images, which were each about 300KB, I noticed the files size of each image increased to 5 megabytes. I thought to myself, "WOAH! That's too big!"

    Isn't there a way to keep a decent image with a small file size?
     
  2. fmw

    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    "Over time" would mean editing over and over, I think. They don't lose data just because they "age." I'm not fond of TIFF either because of the file sizes and I use the PSD format in Photoshop for scanned film images. My digital images are stored in RAW which is more efficient than TIFF as well.
     
  3. TheCatch22

    TheCatch22 TPF Noob!

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    yea JPEG or any other file format for that matter will never lose quality over "age" but after editing that is a diffrint story, i shoot in raw and store my meta data and origionals from there i have PSD's Tif's, Ai's and Jpegs it depends on what you are really doing because i use alot of pro software every day i have a wide variety of files and diffrint formats because there isnt that "perfect" one.
     

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