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jpg 8 or 16 bit?
show user profile  STRAT
hi guys. a question been niggling me for a while....

i render straight out as a 16 bit Tiff. after all the appropriate post work, most of my clients prefer me deliver a JPG file.

So, whilst saving out of photoshop i get the option to save the jpg as 16 bit or 8. i choose 8 because of the thumbnail.

Does this really make a difference? it's a jpg after all, i didnt think it did. what are the pros and cons if any of a 16 bit jog over an 8. sounds obvious, but its a jpg. is it really?


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7/28/2015 9:56:32 AM (last edit: 7/28/2015 10:05:13 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark

This sort of explains it.

Personally, I use PNG for almost everything these days.

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7/28/2015 10:34:58 AM (last edit: 7/28/2015 10:34:58 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
thanks Nik

yeah, i read that on the weekend, but it didnt mention anything about JPG. unless i missed it.


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7/28/2015 10:55:57 AM (last edit: 7/28/2015 10:55:57 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
8-bit JPG files are the standard. Unless they want something for editing and further processing, 8-bit is fine.

If they do want to be processing the image further then JPG isn't the right format.

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7/28/2015 11:03:44 AM (last edit: 7/28/2015 11:03:44 AM)
show user profile  Error404
So long as you are doing your color work on the original 16 bit file, sending out an 8 bit JPG after your color work for viewing purposes is perfectly fine. -

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7/29/2015 5:54:22 PM (last edit: 7/29/2015 5:56:14 PM)
show user profile  FX
PNG for everything here too. I just don't like compression.

I also pronounce them "Puh-nuh-guz", I think that's correct :/

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7/29/2015 6:06:12 PM (last edit: 7/29/2015 6:06:12 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
It's pronounced PINJ (to rhyme with hinge)

According to the GIF creator.

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7/29/2015 6:13:26 PM (last edit: 7/29/2015 6:13:26 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
thanks chaps.

i always keep the original 16 bit to edit in, but these are clients we're talking about. they only understand the term 'jay-peg' for images.


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7/29/2015 6:28:09 PM (last edit: 7/29/2015 6:28:09 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
Aint that the same guy who says it's pronounced "JIF"? Nutter. :)

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7/29/2015 6:28:32 PM (last edit: 7/29/2015 6:28:32 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
PNG = Papa New Guenna.

JPEG = Jap Egg.

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7/29/2015 7:01:24 PM (last edit: 7/29/2015 7:01:24 PM)
show user profile  FX
"It's pronounced PINJ (to rhyme with hinge)"

It can't be...there's no "I" and if there was, it would be "Ping" :/

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7/29/2015 7:09:49 PM (last edit: 7/29/2015 7:09:49 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
JPG should be pronounced Gay-Pej.

Source: GIF inventor.

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7/29/2015 7:34:45 PM (last edit: 7/29/2015 7:34:45 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
What to TGAs do? I know they hold alpha, but why not use PNG? SOMEONE TELL ME!

- Portfolio-

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7/29/2015 8:06:41 PM (last edit: 7/29/2015 8:06:41 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
TGA has little use these days. TIFF is better because it can contain paths and extra channels.

TGA was great many years ago because it was the only 24 bit format, which was output by Truevision graphic i/o boards, which were used for video editing, back when PC's sucked balls.

PNG is the best output format in my mind.

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7/29/2015 8:25:13 PM (last edit: 7/29/2015 8:27:25 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
PNG or openEXR! I love sticking a bunch of channels in an EXR for post. Super-duper clean.

- Portfolio-

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7/29/2015 9:49:55 PM (last edit: 7/29/2015 9:49:55 PM)
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