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#1 photo fool

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Posted 06 October 2003 - 04:59 AM

i just started using a Nikon D100 with a Nexus housing
and am trying to decide if i should use RAW TIFF or Jpegs?
i like how fast jpegs down load but i guess RAW or TIFF are better
utlimalty i want to print out images as large as possible does any one have any input thanks

#2 james


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Posted 06 October 2003 - 05:16 AM

Hi and welcome to Wetpixel!

You should definitely NOT be shooting TIFF - There are many disadvantages and few advantages. I suggest that you shoot JPEG for your first dive or two, to get the hang of the camera, then shoot RAW on your next dives.

Basically, a TIFF is a RAW file that has been "pre-processed" by the camera and "fixed" with those colors. When you shoot RAW, you can adjust the color on your computer, then save the file as a TIFF. It gives you a LOT more control.

Not to mention, it takes AGES for the camera to write a TIFF file to your flash card.

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