Tiff Images. Are the worth taking?
Posted 10 September 2011 - 01:39 PM
Is it worth the gain shooting that way?
I realise Tiff is pretty much superceeded by RAW and when I get my new DSLR I'll be able to do that but for the moment is it worth taking the photo's as a Tiff.
Posted 11 September 2011 - 12:49 AM
It is unlikely that there is much difference at all between the TIFF and a highly compressed JPEG file from your camera.
In both cases the camera software will have made decisions about how to interpret the RAW data, all you are getting in the TIFF file is the uncompressed package.
I can't see the point in keeping them as TIFFs unless you have a need to store very large files or the shots are archival quality, in which case you would probably be shooting with a camera would be giving you the RAW images. (Sorry I didn't mean that to be a back hander!)
Here's an overview of the difference, except note that in your case the TIFF comes out of the camera! http://photo.net/learn/raw/
Posted 11 September 2011 - 08:01 AM
That could be true as I tried some experiments of taking the same scene withe same settings in both Tiff and best quality JPEG (this camera) allows 3 settings of resolution or storage, low,high and TIFF.
In any case when I went into the properties of the shots the TIFF was 17Mb and the high setting was 3Mb. However the details showed both were same number of pixels and bits, just with or without compresssion.
Perhaps I should be asking if a photo lab store can produce prints from a TIFF file as in the past I've always just given them JPEGS.