Metadata, Files for Printing...

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  1. lovephotos

    lovephotos TPF Noob!

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    As I get more into photography, I find it extremely helpful to see photos I like and view the metadata. Is there a way I can view metadata for photos I see online? Photographer's websites and facebooks and such?

    My second question is probably silly, but, I read that JPEG really ruins an image. If I were to send my photos for printing at say mpix or shutterfly, should I save as a JPEG or different format when I convert in Photoshop from RAW? Is there any special way I should go about saving so that the least amount of data is lost?

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  2. Gaerek

    Gaerek TPF Noob!

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    If you use Firefox, you can download the Exif Viewer Add-on. I don't know about other web browsers though.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Mpix only accepts JPEGs in the sRGB color space with no embedded ICC profiles, as do most online consumer print labs.

    Mpix.com - Help

    JPEG doesn't ruin an image. Poorly made images that people try to fix by editing them, makes a poor image.
    JPEG is a print file format.

    Not all online photos have intact metadata.
     

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