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TIFF Files....
« on: September 30, 2010, 03:46:16 PM »
Could somebody, please, explain to me what they are????
I don't think I have it on my camera but have to include it in an evaluation I am doing for college. From the little I have found on t'internet, it sounds a bit like Jpeg + RAW? Am I right or way off the mark? - Feel free to have a nose ;-)

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Re: TIFF Files....
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2010, 04:16:24 PM »
There are a number of different 'standards' for storing image files, Tiff is one of these.

It has the advantage that it is a 'lossless' format (Unlike Jpeg, which looses a bit of detail each time you save it due to the compression used).

Most decent image manipulation programs should be able to convert an image to Tiff format for saving.

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Re: TIFF Files....
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2010, 11:26:35 PM »
TIFF also lets you save a a layered file.  It is a bit like jpeg in that you can have degrees of compression and a bit like a photoshop PSD file in the accommodation of layers.   I use TIFF for storing quality digital images that I am transferring to others who do not have photoshop.
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