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    Senior Member Zach's Avatar
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    JPEG vs PNG

    hey guys i was wondering which was better for my pics in y'alls opinion

    i used to save my post processed photos in jpeg format but i have found that the png file format save much more quality, so i have switched to png as my main format, i don't mind the large file size.

    what are y'alls thoughts on this?
    Last edited by Zach; 12-08-2019 at 04:15 AM.

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    Senior Member Jonathan Huyer's Avatar
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    I don't know anything about the subject, but I did find this:

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    JPEG has lossy compression which throws away data the eye typically doesn't see (unless you really drop the quality slider!) assuming you're not viewing it up close or anything. Every print service in the world will take a JPEG. Bad if you're going to keep opening, modifying, and saving.

    PNG has lossless compression, handles transparency, and all sorts of good stuff. Great for editing and re-editing (though you'll probably use psd to keep layers, etc.). You'd have to ask your print service if they support PNG, of if you need to do your final export as JPEG.
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