jpeg vs tiff digital picture format

  EKD 14:39 29 Jan 03

Elementary question: what are the main practical differences between JPEG and TIFF formats?

In particular, before I start cropping or otherwise editing a JPeg image, should I first convert it to TIFF so I don't lose some part of the original image that I might want to recover later on?

Think I read that piece of advice somewhere, long before I had a digital camera, but am not at all certain.

Would be grateful for any light shed.

Thanks to anyone who can clear this up - perhaps simply by referring to a back issue of PC Advisor.

Edward Dey

  €dstow 14:44 29 Jan 03

The practical differences are that TIFF files tend to be huge JPEGs not so huge.

If you have enough room, retain you file in TIFF format as it isn't compressed and will not suffer on repeated copying.


  jazzypop 14:56 29 Jan 03

Type 'jpeg vs tiff' into Google - many, many articles to describe every aspect of the differences, from the theoretical through to the practical.

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