2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 7, 2010 8:01 AM by the_wine_snob

    best picture file format

    jeucu Level 1

      I generally don't do photo montages.  However, I agreed to do a 200 pic photo montage for a friend.  Scanned all pics and saved as jpegs - Exported to media encoder and it's taking forever to encode (going on 20 minutes now).  what is the best file format to do this in:  jpeg, bitmap, targa, etc.  I generally don't like to do pics and when I do it's only about 20, so this is 10x the amt.  Thanks for your help.

        • 1. Re: best picture file format
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          The best format, IMO, is PSD, the native format of Photoshop.

           

          Also, in PS, do yourself a favor (on two fronts), and Scale the images to match exactly, or very nearly so, the Project/Sequence Preset. The quality will be better, and the system overhead will be smaller.

           

          Good luck,

           

          Hunt

          • 2. Re: best picture file format
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            This ARTICLE will give you tips, and a bit of background on Scaling still images in PS. Note: the dimensions listed are for an SD DVD Project. If you are doing an HD Project, just plug in your pixel x pixel dimensions.

             

            Also note that JPEG is a compressed format, and data will be discarded. That is why I use and recommend PSD, and this is especially true if the camera shot JPEG to begin with - double JPEG will look worse.

             

            Good luck,

             

            Hunt