Pictures in Digital Format Question

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  1. Tigers

    Tigers TPF Noob!

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    Hello,
    I am new to this website and have been wanting to find something like this for quite some time. Can you please help me with a couple of basic (almost embarrassing) questions? I don't own a digital camera yet and just have an SLR, but I would like to submit some photos to someone and I am trying to figure out if I will be able to meet their requirements.

    1. If my pictures are in digital format, does this mean that they can be taken with a digital camera OR scanned into the computer from a hardcopy of the picture?

    2. I do not own a Macintosh computer but I need to have my photos in a digital format for Mac. Can I just save the files that I scan in as a .pct, .msp, or .mac file? If yes, which file format is the best?

    Thanks so much for listening and the opportunity to ask my questions!!
     
  2. voodoocat

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    1. If my pictures are in digital format, does this mean that they can be taken with a digital camera OR scanned into the computer from a hardcopy of the picture?

    Digital format doesn't mean it was taken with digital camera. Any flatbed scanner these days will be more than enough to create a "digital image"

    2. I do not own a Macintosh computer but I need to have my photos in a digital format for Mac. Can I just save the files that I scan in as a .pct, .msp, or .mac file? If yes, which file format is the best?

    No need to save it in a special format for mac. If it is a JPG or TIFF or many other image types the Mac will have no problem with the file.
     
  3. metroshane

    metroshane TPF Noob!

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    also, any photo lab now days can take your negatives and put them on disc in jpeg format.
     

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