Which popular fileformat is the best if you cant use psd?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Morten Holberg Nielsen, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. I have made a document in Ps7.0 (*.psd)

    The persons that are going to use it, dont have Ps7. What fileformat should
    I save the document in, if I want to minimize the loss compared to the
    original *.psd file?
     
    Morten Holberg Nielsen, Aug 5, 2003
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  2. That all depends on what this person DOES have and what your file is. If
    you do not have special things like layers and masks, almost any file
    format that isn't compressed in a lossy way (TIFF, BMP) will do. If you
    do have layers and masks, it depends on the other party what you will
    have to do. PaintShop Pro can open most PSD files, for example.
     
    Johan W. Elzenga, Aug 5, 2003
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  3. When I say popular fileformat i mean types like *.jpg/jpeg/tiff/bmp and so
    on. Types that can be opened by most picture viewers from windows or even
    acrobat viewer.

    As it is now, im thinkin about *.jpg/jpeg. Is that a possible solution?
     
    Morten Holberg Nielsen, Aug 5, 2003
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  4. Generally speaking you can say:
    TIF-format is for print and without loss
    JPEG-format is for the internet

    stay happy
    Steen
     
    Steen Alexandersen, Aug 5, 2003
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  5. When I say popular fileformat i mean types like *.jpg/jpeg/tiff/bmp and so
    First of all, .jpg and .jpeg are exactly the same thing. Just different names. (I've also seen them called .jpe) Yes, it's a
    possible solution, but be aware that it is a compressed file format, so there will be image degradation. They do have the advantage
    of being (generally) very small, and readable on pretty much any system. (They're designed for web graphics.) But if image quality
    is important to you, you might want to stick with an uncompressed format such as .tiff or .bmp. (Mac users generally prefer .pict
    to .bmp, though that's changing.) If you're doing anything with alpha channels, you should also look at .png or .tga. If you do
    settle on .jpg, be sure to keep your original, and whatever you do, do NOT open the .jpg, make changes, and then re-save. Do all
    your edits from the original uncompressed file. Every time you open and re-save a .jpg file, it re-does the compression algorithm,
    and the quality gets worse and worse.
     
    Darrel Hoffman, Aug 5, 2003
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  6. names. (I've also seen them called .jpe) Yes, it's a
    there will be image degradation. They do have the advantage
    (They're designed for web graphics.) But if image quality
    such as .tiff or .bmp. (Mac users generally prefer .pict
    channels, you should also look at .png or .tga. If you do
    open the .jpg, make changes, and then re-save. Do all
    re-save a .jpg file, it re-does the compression algorithm,
    Tnx. Ill remember that when editing.
     
    Morten Holberg Nielsen, Aug 5, 2003
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