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!