File size and greener internetting

Started Sep 6, 2008 | Discussions thread
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It depends on what format your photos are in now. If they are JPEG, you aren't going to be able to compress them any further without more loss. Because JPEG is already a lossy format.

If they are RAW, look into the free DNG converter by Adobe. It can make Raw files smaller with no quality loss.

there are some other options:

Other formats like TIFF, PNG, etc. probably can't compress further without loss and may make them bigger, since JPEG and RAW/DNG are already compressed formats! The real problem might be too many megapixels. If you are willing to throw out resolution, you can make the images smaller, but that would cause quality loss.

cheers Marti

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