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Photo quality of jpegs settings


Worthington, US
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sebright Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005
Sun 27-Nov-05 11:28 AM

I have been using digital photos, mostly scans from prints, for 15 years or more for publications. I almost always use TIFF file format as a high quality, large-file size image.

I am familiar with jpegs (and have read all the RAW discussions). When I open a fine quality jpeg in Photoshop and go to save as, it reads as a level 5 jpeg. I have assumed that on a scale from 0 to 12, a 5 is below average, yet Nikon says it is fine.

Am I correct that the fine setting produces a 5-quality jpeg?

What quality is produced using the other jpeg settings?

What is the advantage to shooting RAW and jpeg?

I have several 1-gig memory cards, so file size is not really an issue.


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