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JPEG is an adjustable "lossy" compression method commonly used in digital photograph. The most common filename extensions for images using the JPEG format are .jpg and .jpeg. Compare to alternative image formats such as TIFF and the various RAW formats.

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How to delete JPG files, but only if the matching RAW file exists?

My early (Canon G2) photos are all JPG, but when I got my Nikon D90 I initially shot in JPG, then switched to RAW+JPG, and now I would like to switch to RAW only. I have literally thousands of photos ...
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Do jpgs have “layers”?

I have jpg photos with frames put on them which a friend made for me. I noticed when I open the jpgs though, that the image loads first and then the frame loads on top of it (that is, I can see the ...
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Why does my camera record a .JPG image and .NEF image on my memory card? [duplicate]

When I looked my photos in my computer, two images appeared. One is a JPG image and another one is a NEF image. I'd already formatted my memory card but there's no change at all. What should I do? The ...
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Should I save scanned images of 35mm slides from a Nikon scanner in JPEG or Tiff?

I am scanning 35mm color slides, some 50 years old, with a Nikon scanner. Should I save the scanned image in jpeg or tiff format for saving on archival CDs?
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Why do RAW images look worse than JPEGs in editing programs?

I've found that when you load a RAW image into an editing program such as Lightroom/Aperture, the image is usually worse than if you just took the image as JPEG. Now I understand that the camera does ...
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Batch exporting files from DNG to jpg

I standard convert all my NEF file to DNG for easy access and because all metadata is stored in the file, instead of a sidecar xmp file. When I use export file and the original file is DNG I just get ...
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Batch change CMYK JPG into YCbCr JPG?

I recently got a bunch of JPG photos but all are looking very strange colour wise – almost like colour negatives! My photo viewing program is saying they are all CMYK format but other ones ...
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How can I strip tags from a JPEG without removing the color profile?

For a while now I have used exiftool to strip away unnecessary metadata from jpg files (and to add copyright information) before uploading them: exiftool -all= image.jpg However, today I noticed ...
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How do I force Lightroom to build previews from sidecar JPEGs?

I often need to sync my Lightroom catalog with another photographer, and to speed up this workflow, I sync only .lrcat and previews.lrdata files. If previews are big enough, there is no problem to ...
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Is exiftran still needed today for resetting the orientation of JPEG images?

Since more then ten years I use exiftran to rotate images after getting them from the camera. Is this step still needed today? Don't browsers and other image apps rotate the image correctly without ...
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What is the practical purpose of “use raw as original” in Photos for OS X?

Within OS X Photos app, when I shoot jpeg/raw and upload to Photos, I get an image representing both files. By default I am looking at the jpeg. Or I can choose a command "Use Raw as Original". I ...
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Why is my Sony A57 creating low res JPGs?

I have used a Sony A57 since they became available. I always have the resolution set for 16M and FINE for JPEGs. I just took an important set of photos that were intended for large blow-ups. But ...
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Is it possible to save the ISO, aperture, and other settings along with the image? [duplicate]

Is it possible to have the ISO, Aperture, and other setting save with the JPEG or RAW image when taking photos? I have the Canon T5i, and I'm fairly new to photography. I can keep a log book with ...
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Why doesn't my camera produce usable EXIF data with a Samyang 8mm fisheye lens?

I am using a Sony nex-5 camera with a manual Samyang 8mm fish-eye lens for panoramic photography. The image stitching application (Panotour 2.3) does not recognize the Exif data. How can I force ...
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How to save JPEGs from GIMP 2.8 and higher?

At present I am learning GIMP 2.8 after getting the advice from this website to edit the photos captured by my Nokia N8. The problem is: I do not know how to save them in JPEG format in GIMP because ...
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Which has a faster write time: RAW or JPEG?

My question is about the write times of the RAW and JPEG file formats. A RAW file is larger than a JPEG and needs more time to write to the memory but it does not need to spend time on data ...
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How can I convert Nikon D5100 .NEF files to .JPG?

I accidentally took some fairly important photos in .NEF (Nikon raw) format instead of my usual .JPG. I tried downloading the ViewNX program to convert the files (as suggested in another posted ...
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Does Flickr recompress JPEGs after upload?

Does Flickr recompress JPEGs after upload? I know that if you upload a TIFF, for example, Flickr converts it to JPEG. But do they also compress incoming JPEGs? I've read some complaints about the ...
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Why do modern DSLRs support JPEG but not lossless formats other than RAW?

I'm from a programming background and very new to photography. While working with the SDK for the Canon Rebel T3i, I realized that the only image formats natively supported by the camera are RAW (CR2) ...
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What are the pros and cons when shooting in RAW vs JPEG?

In general shooting in RAW format uses a lot more file storage than JPEG. What am I gaining when shooting RAW? Besides file size are there any downsides to shooting RAW?
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How can I add a border to a JPEG photo without affecting quality?

I have a photo in JPEG format with resolution 4680x3120. I want to add a white border around this photo, turning it into a 5200x3467 photo (for printing reasons). Clearly, I am not altering or ...
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How can I target a specific size in megabytes when saving a JPEG in Photoshop?

I need to save several files as 20mb jpgs. When I save an image in Photoshop CS5 at 20mb, then go to that saved file in my folder, it shows as a much smaller file. Is there a formula for hitting that ...
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Jpeg images are zoomed and ORF files are not in Lightroom 5

I am using Lightroom 5 and imported jpeg and raw images from my OMD EM1 shot with the 12-40mm kit zoom lens. Some of the jpeg images seem to be zoomed while the raw (orf) images are not for the same ...
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What image quality is lost when re-saving a JPEG image in MS Paint?

Has anyone ever noticed that if you open a image in mspaint (.jpg, .jpeg) and then just save it, the image size is reduced by many folds. I use this method to reduce the file size. However, I am not ...
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Is it possible to do non-destructive JPG color correction?

I would like to perform color correction on my photos before printing so that my workflow will create reproducible prints. (i.e. the lab corrects my photos and I print them again later, they may be ...
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Why store both JPEG and raw?

DSLRs often have the ability to store both a JPEG and a raw file. Given that the primary benefit of in-camera JPEG over raw is the smaller filesize, and that JPEG+raw is going to store even more data ...
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Should I use JPG or TIFF for high-quality prints?

I am putting together a photo book. I shot all the photos in RAW. The prints will be 300pi on 13x11 inch glossy paper. I am laying out the pages in InDesign, which doesn't allow me to import and place ...
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How can I easily convert a large number of pictures from RAW to scaled down JPG?

I have a collection of shots from the same session in RAW and want to covert all of them to JPG. Each one should have a curve applied, then be scaled and sharpened using the same settings. What is ...
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What is the best practice for batch compressing jpeg files?

This is fairly theoretical, as it is definitely in the realm of "pixel peeping" and is more or less irrelevant for practical use, but with the increasing popularity of full-width images on websites, ...
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How can I detect upscaled photos?

I have a collection of JPEG photos, each 500 to 600 pixels on the longest side. How can I detect which ones have been algorithmically enlarged from a substantially smaller photo? An online ...
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Does a JPEG image uncompressed to bitmap prior to displaying it on the screen [closed]

Does a JPEG image converted back to bitmap image when displayed on the screen? Does it occupy more memory than the actual file-size when it is being displayed? Does JPEG images, if added to the ...
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Why don't cameras support JPEG 2000 format?

The original JPEG format was updated in 2000 to provide a variety of features including less artifacts, better compression and lossless compression. Why haven't cameras updated to use this new ...
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DPP output is not sharp

I am using DPP (Digital Photo Professional by Canon) for post processing. Not sure what is wrong with it, but every time I produce an image (.JPEG) out of raw (.CR2) file, it turns blurry. I tried all ...
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How can I set my Canon 5D Mark II to JPEG only?

I'm trying to find out how to set JPEG only mode on my Canon 5D Mark II - which options do I need to set from which menus?
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How can I easily replace raw files with jpeg format in Lightroom?

I only shoot in RAW, but for a normal travel trip I don't want to keep all photos in RAW because they occupy a lot of storage space. Is there a plugin in Lightroom to click a photo and convert the RAW ...
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Is it worth using Pentax's Premium JPEG quality setting?

Similar: How do I choose which resolution (megapixel) and compression (normal, fine, superfine) to shoot in? The Pentax K-5 has a JPEG quality setting called "Premium", denoted by four stars, which ...
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Best program to batch compress JPGs with minimal loss?

My photo catalog is getting bigger and bigger. It's mainly my fault because in my noob years I used to export all JPGs with a 100% quality, point at which files can reach the 10mb mark or even more. I ...
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Can in-camera JPEG have image quality advantages over (third party software) converted RAW?

Question about RAW advantages over JPG made me curious if somebody has examples where in-camera JPEG is actually image quality-wise better than RAW image converted in computer (possibly by third party ...
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Where is a camera's preview image stored, when shooting in RAW?

When you take pictures in RAW, the camera stores a preview image (possibly jpeg) that it shown on the screen using white balance and other adjustments set in the camera. Where is this information ...
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How does the usual jpeg 0-100 quality settings translate into Photoshop's 0-12 quality setting?

JPEG encoders usually use a quality setting of 0-100, whereas Adobe photo software uses a 0-12 setting. Does anyone know how to convert between these? (I am actually not clear on whether the 0-100 ...
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Why does JPEG quality go up to twelve?

Wwhy does the JPEG quality option in Adobe products go up to twelve? Here's the option in the Save dialog of PS: Thats a whole new definition of it goes up to eleven.
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JPEG image problem [closed]

So my problem is with one of the Jpeg's I am working with. The things with Jpegs is that if you change even the slightest part of its HEX file, the whole image just gets screwed up. I zeroed out about ...
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Why use JPEG instead of RAW?

Why would a photographer want to capture images using the JPEG format over an available RAW format? The obvious argument is memory card storage, but assume that my available memory card storage is ...
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Does simply opening and closing a JPEG file decrease image quality?

I've had quite a few photography classes, read many photography books, and screened many forums. And I can't find a consistent answer to this question. One "camp" says there is a loss of image quality ...
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How to retain focus point information in JPEGs exported from Lightroom?

I just tried out a plugin for Lightroom that shows the used focus points and found that it works fine for RAW files (CR2), but fails for JPEGs. The plugin notifies me that the JPEG doesn't contain the ...
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Is it possible to use the Photoshop CS raw editor for JPG files?

I would like to use the editor that opens in PS CS5 when you open a Raw file. I would like to use it on a jpeg file as I find it extremely useful to get the right colouring. Is it possible?
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Why do some programs show my portrait photographs in the wrong orientation?

Why do my jpg phone photos show as portrait in Windows (1536x2048), but in Mediainfo and Paint Shop they show as landscape and rotated ccw (2048x1536)? It's as though they have two sets of meta data ...
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Exporting jpg files from Lightroom without develop adjustments

I am starting with Lightroom 5. I imported my raw pictures from my Canon and made some changes in some pictures. Then I've exported these pictures to my client and it's alright. Now I want to export ...
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how to convert CR2 to jpg in batches on digital photo professional 4.1

how to convert a batch of CR2 to jpg on digital photo professional 4.1 Step by step please.
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Losslessly batch convert many JPEGs to sRGB?

Recently I came across a bunch of weird JPEGs; here's one of them. In Firefox 16.0.2 and ACDSee it looks much more vibrant: However in Internet Explorer 9/MS Paint/Paint.NET 3.5.10 (on Windows 7 ...