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jbloom

Wethersfield, US
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"RE: NEF to TIFF sizing"

jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004
Tue 18-Dec-12 10:53 AM

>I am interested in planning for where I might need more than
>one editing tool, such as CS6 and DxO. I am assuming that I
>would need a common format to pass the image between them.
>such as TIFF.

For that case, yes, using ViewNX 2 to convert to 16-bit TIFF with LZW compression is probably a good way to go.

Along with issues of compression, note that JPEG is an 8-bit format. Whereas the 16-bit TIFF will give you 16 bits per channel for each pixel, JPEG gives you only 8 bits per channel. So even if the compression is lossless, you are still losing some data. This becomes especially problematic if you are processing the image through multiple editing steps. I would not use JPEG as an intermediate format at all.

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