D200 file Compression questions

Started Mar 8, 2006 | Discussions thread
flyingdutchie Contributing Member • Posts: 950
Re: Agree with Kaj

Nikon calls this NEF compression 'visually' lossless.

Nikon claims that the human eye is more sensitive in dark areas than in light areas. If compression 'discards' information in the highlights, human eyes won't notice.

For 99.5% of all shots, compressed NEFs are fine. You won't see a difference, even when heavily post-processing your pics. For that 0.5% of pics that you need it, use uncompressed NEF.

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