Monday, May 5, 2008

JPEG and compression - is there a safe way?

A question came in about using JPEGs in field photography. The agency's rules prevented the photographer from shooting in RAW and he wanted to package a bunch of JPEG files in an e-mail. His question was, "would adding these files to a zip file ... thus compressing them ... hurt my images?"

JPEG compression and compressing JPEGs are slightly different concepts. I sent him a copy of this white paper that explains it better than I ever could. Check it out and see for yourself.

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