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John1
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 Posted 02/19/2012  11:44 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Is there a difference? Is one better then the other when taking photos of coins and then putting them on photobucket to post them here? Thanks for the help,
John1

( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
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 Posted 02/19/2012  11:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CaptainFwiffo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For photos you usually want JPEG. There may be specific circumstances where you want a losslessly compressed format like PNG, but you never ever ever ever ever want BMP.
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 Posted 02/19/2012  12:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheNickelGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I liked this explanation.

BMP files are generally huge so there might be a problem there rather than using a JPG file. There can be some loss when converting to downsize the file but generally, our human eyes don't pick up much of a difference. ( especially mine anymore )
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 Posted 02/19/2012  12:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add drkrish21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
JPEG for photos...
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 Posted 02/19/2012  12:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Piffin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I you are a pro photographer or graphics artist with infinite resources, the BMP file format can have some advantages, but for sharing and practical purposes, you definitely want JPEG
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 Posted 03/09/2012  09:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks TheNickelGuy for that website. It explained it best!
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 Posted 03/11/2012  10:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nicwinner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hi, I prefer JPEG :)
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 Posted 03/12/2012  05:07 am  Show Profile Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I use BMP or raw actually files that come out of my camera, but they are resized and cropped with other adjustments before they are saved in a jpg file for uploading to a web, I also sometimes use png files as they are actually better in color handling, but for general web use and if others I don't know will be viewing the photos then they are ALWAYS jpg files.
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