What format do people store photos on thier PC's.
Do most people store thier photos in jpeg or convert them to other format such as TIFF...

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I store it as it came out of the camera..

Since I mostly shoot jpeg that's how most are stored. There is no point to changing an original jpeg into any other format..

The raw files are stored as raw. Here there's more room for other opinions. Some people convert these to 16bit tiff and others to dng (adobe's digital negative format) in case the particular raw format becomes unsupported in the future. I figure that if I see that support is going away I can always convert on down the road as a batch and not worry about it..

For what it's worth I also store all photos in a second external hard drive. Easy and cheap.A member of the rabble in good standing...

Comment #1

RAW on an external HDD..

Jpeg resized to about 1800 x 1200 on HDD for viewing. My res is 1440 x 900, so no point in storing anything larger..

If I wanted good ones printed, I could always call up the RAWs. But that happens once every bluemoon .




Comment #2

An important point is not to re-save JPEGs when they are edited as the quality goes down a bit each time. So, if you shoot JPEG, never just re-save it when it has been PPd: do a 'save as' and call it something different, and **keep the original exactly as it came out of the camera** in case you want to do something different with it later..

Often if elaborate PP-ing is being done people will save the indermediate 'work in progress' as a TIFF, as they are uncompressed so can be saved over as many times as you like without any loss of quality. Then, when all editing is done, the final version can be saved as a JPEG for convenience..

Best wishesMike..

Comment #3

I save it as it's originally saved. When I do post processing I keep the original images and work with a copy and work from there. I store all my pics in an external HD and DVDs for backups. TIFF and RAW takes lots of HD space up to 27mb at times...

Comment #4

Tocar wrote:TIFF and.

RAW takes lots of HD space up to 27mb at times..

Im sure you meant 27GB.....

I shoot everything in RAW. Alot of what I shoot I'll never print so it's converted to JPEG at a size suitable for web display and stored locally. Of the images I will print, they're converted to TIFF and stored again locally. Once ive finished playing with the RAWs I either archive them to NAS or DVD depending on what they are. If I'm unlikely to ever want to touch the image again, I delete the RAW..

Being a fan of digital video aswell as photography means my storage requirements are a little silly. Ive got more DVD's than I care to count and have almost filled my current storage on my NAS and local machine. Time for more me thinks..

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Comment #5

Tocar wrote:TIFF and.

RAW takes lots of HD space up to 27mb at times..

Im sure you meant 27GB.....

I think he/she was talking about single uncompressed RAW / TIFF file that is being worked on - in which case 27MB would be correct.Best wishesMike..

Comment #6

Yes I meant a single image can take up to 27mb! Thank you. GB hahahaha That would be a really super duper megapix camera!..

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