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From: Lee Hoffman <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] OT saving digital images TIFF vs JPEG
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 16:16:49 -0400
Barbara Heard wrote:
> A friend has recently reminded me that I should not save my digitized
>images as JPEG but should rather save them as TIFF. I remember hearing
>something about degradation of the image quality with JPEG. I have tried to
>find information on this topic on the internet but so far have not found
>enough information to satisfy my curiosity.
Both JPG & TIF are good reliable graphic file formats. TIF tends to
be larger in file size, but is less likely to lose resolution with
each saving. JPG is also good, but each time it is saved, the image
becomes a little less sharp. If you only save the image file once
and never change it then it really doesn't make any difference except
that the JPG file will probably have a smaller file size.
> Do any of you know of a reliable place I can go to read about this
Google for "image file format comparison".
Hope this helps -
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