FILE FORMATS

JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)

– JPEG is the best option for most. Most people use it as their default output. It also holds the most images in its memories that it can. In this file it has the best image quality as well.

TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)

– TIFF is what is requested by publishers. TIFF’s are uncompressed and because of that they have bigger files and take more space.

RAW

– RAW is for more advanced cameras. Raw gives you the highest quality from your camera in your files.

DNG (Digital Negative Format)

– DNG is mainly to provide a standard RAW file.

PNG (Portable Network Graphics)

– PNG is generally used for files on the internet. PNG quality is sometimes not good enough to print.

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)

– GIF is animated and the image is not sacrificed and could maintain transparency.

BMP (Bitmap Image File)

– BMP was made from Microsoft and was originally made for windows. It is good with color and has no compression.

PSD (Photoshop Document)

– This is the default file type for saving data in Adobe Photoshop. The PSD has the distinct feature of allowing alteration of particular individual layers rather than the entire image.

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