Firstly, we discuss the most widely known image file format, JPEG. It stands for Joint Photographic Expert Group. Now, being ideal for web usage and whilst making slides, one shall not forego the fact that JPEG is a lossy format. Yes! The size is very small compared to many other file types but being low in size, means a loss in data. However, this may not be noticeable when viewing the image from a photo viewer. Nonetheless, while one is post-processing the jpeg photo, one can realize the disadvantages of this file type. An advantage for it that we would like to put forth would be, that it offers one to choose between various sizes. This is ideal for those who have to regularly send photos in emails.
GIF - Different Image File Types
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TIFF - Different Image File Types
At last, comes the widely popular known image file type, which revolves around photographers the most. The reason? It offers non-destructive editing and as mentioned before the highest quality available in a DSLR. You go outside and shoot Mother Nature in 4k and the menu of different image file types choose RAW. The result you will get will be much higher quality than some ordinary JPEG file type. However, RAW or .DNG if you may, does not offer a lesser space. That is to say, it takes a lot of space and it is recommended that you pump your DSLR’s memory through external storage.
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