My bad, musta been thinking of GIF.


On Tue, 24 Jun 2003 10:26:13 -0700, Michael Stevens
<bigmikeatbigmikesdotorg> wrote:
>On 24 Jun 2003 05:30:54 -0700, [email]itsikwadvisol.co.il[/email] (Itsik Weissman)
>wrote:
>
>>Is anybody aware of a digital camera that can store pictures in bmp
>>format, i.e., without any compressing?
>
>I doubt you'll find one. BMP format is 256 colors and does not
>compress so it will give you enourmous file sizes. For comparison, my
>1D saves an approximately 4 meg RAW file. When opened and uncompressed
>in PhotoShop it is something like a 12 meg file. That wouldn't make
>any sense to use 3 times the storage space while capturing a terribly
>inferior image.
>
>You would be best off finding a camera that can save as RAW or TIFF.
>Both will be compressed losslessly (just made that word up) so you
>don't have to worry about any image degradation.
>
>However, most cameras can save JPGs at a low enough compression that
>there is no noticeable damage to the file. I used to shoot RAW all the
>time only so I could change the white balance later, if needed. Now I
>just set the white balance correctly before hand and shoot JPGs. You
>can get twice as many on a CF card and I don't have to "convert" the
>RAW files afterwards.
>
>Mike
>
>
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