Monday, July 20, 2020

Digital Moments, A Case for JPEG Images

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Olympus E-P5, M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8

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A Case for JPEG Images

'Five frames with the M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8, on a change from shooting RAW to JPEG'

The easement of the pandemic confinement saw me going for a short walkabout in the park recently, and for the session, I had the Pen E-P5 mounted with an M.Zuiko Digital 17mm F2.8. Images were, however, taken in JPEG format, rather than the *.ORF Raw format I am used to.

The case for JPEG images, as we all know, has always been a long-drawn discussion as many tend to associate it with poor image quality. While some may agree with the notion, others may not. JPEG is actually a very capable format with images that you cannot differentiate from other formats, and it comes with the main advantage of its superior compression capability.

Olympus E-P5, M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8

For a start, JPEG images are compressed from 1/10 to 1/20 its original size with no loss of visual quality and the freedom from the time-consuming conversion process needed to transfer raw files into a more practical format for printing, uploading, and storing. As for the images I took, it all turned out rather well (except maybe for the first image above), and, no worries, I will gladly do it all over again if I need to.


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