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Having a working knowledge and understanding of these different image formats is essential to making the most of your digital photo projects.

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Photoshop tutorial - A file format for every occasion

  1. 1. A File Format for Every OccasionBy David Petershttp://www.learnphotoshopnow.comLearn how to quickly and easily master the basics of photoshop in just 2 hours and produce graphicslike a pro... your friends and family will be amazed!As you learn and become more familiar with Adobe Photoshop youwill likely notice that Photoshop allows you to save images in manydifferent formats or file types.Having a working knowledge and understanding of these differentimage formats is essential to making the most of your digital photoprojects.While they are many different image types the following is adescription of the most common file types you will use whenworking in Photoshop.Digital Image File FormatsPSDIf you use Photoshop for your digital photo editing then PSD isprobably the most important file format that you need to know. APSD file is a Photoshop file format and is your best option whenworking on digital photos for two main reasons. First of all, PSD filesallow the user to work in layers and channels and save work beingdone without compressing the layers. This of course usually resultsin a large file size. Secondly, PSD files do not lose image quality asyou work on images because there is no compression when the fileis saved resulting in lost data. It is always best to save your work asa PSD file until your image is finished and then you can save into theformat most appropriate for your project.JPEGJPEG, which stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group, is one ofthe most common and well known file formats. JPEG files are goodfor web use as well as a variety of applications due to their small file
  2. 2. for web use as well as a variety of applications due to their small filesize. Due to compression JPEG images loss data (image quality)each time change the file is saved.GIFGIF, or Graphics Interchange Format, is a popular file format for webuse and other Internet applications. These files are typically small insize and load quickly in Internet browsers. GIF files are limited to amaximum of 256 colors.TIFFTIFF, or Tagged Image File Format, are high quality images but arenot really used that often and are not good for Internet use.Although there are more file formats than we have listed here theseare the formats you will want to use in your Photoshop photo editingprojects.For the most part, the only formats you will use on a regular basisare PSD, JPEG, and GIF.Author David Peters: Master The Basics Of Adobe Photoshop InUnder 2 Hours With Easy To Follow Instantly Accessible Online VideoTutorials.

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