December 18, 2005

JPEGS Explained...

Digital Photography's Dirty Little Secret
By Jim Barthman, NYI Student Advisor and Digital Photography Specialist

The JPEG. This ubiquitous file format has become synonymous with digital photography for more than a few good reasons.

• Default Format: Many digital cameras save files as JPEG's by default. For the digital newbie, the default settings are strangely comforting… making it the "security blanket" format of choice for many.

• Photo-Quality: The JPEG can accommodate the color demands of the modern day digital photo (16.7 million colors). As well as the modern day eyeball.

• Speed: JPEG files write very quickly to Flash memory cards. For the digital photographer, that means less time waiting between shots. Speed has always been a problem for... READ MORE HERE!

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