Which Image Format Do I Choose?

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If you are into digital photography, chances are that you have already come across the different file formats used by digital cameras. It doesn’t matter if you are an amateur or a professional because you will have to deal with them when taking pictures and transferring them to your computer and
eventually editing them.

But which image format is best for you? It all depends on the result that you want and how much control you want to have over editing your images. Below are the most common image formats used by digital cameras.
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The History of Digital Photography

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Photography has gone a long way from the early attempts at capturing images using the camera obscura to today’s digital photography. However, photography’s development has never been as fast as the development seen today in the digital age.

Digital photography began with the concept of digitizing images for the use of astronauts when having missions on planets. A company called Texas Instruments also designed a filmless analog camera in 1972, but it was never produced.
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The Difference between a Digital and the Film Camera

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Still clueless about digital cameras? For starters, they are basically the same device as the film camera which captures images and stores them in a medium.

But aside from that, there are differences on how they approach the concept. We will discuss them in this article.

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Storage Types for Digital Cameras

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Unlike the 35mm film camera which differed only in the number of shots and manufacturers, different digital cameras use different storage media.

This is usually the case for different camera manufacturers as some brands prefer to have a proprietary storage medium for their cameras.

Aside from the different types of storage media, they also differ in the amount of memory they can handle. Today’s cameras eat up more memory which is why bigger memory is the order of the day especially for professionals.

Here are some of the most popular storage media used by digital cameras today:

1. Compact flash

- this is perhaps the most common storage device for digital cameras, especially high-end ones like digital SLRs.

Compact flash memory comes in two flavors: Type I and II. Most cameras accept Type I although the Type II varieties have a higher capacity.

2. Memory Stick

- this is a proprietary storage media produced and developed by Sony not only for their digital cameras but also on their other products.

Early Memory Sticks were able to store only up to 256MB although Sony has already come up with the Memory Stick Pro which has capacities up to 1GB.

3. Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMedia Cards

- are yet other varieties of storage media. Aside from digital cameras, they can also be used on a host of devices such as mobile phones.

These varieties are the smallest among storage media especially when the micro SD memory was introduced to the public. The SD card and the MMC (MultiMedia Card) are basically the same except for the fact that SD cards have a write-protect switch to protect the data that is stored inside.
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Parts of a Digital Camera

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Although the major parts of the digital camera is much the same as the typical film camera, there are differences that may confuse people especially those who are making the jump from the film to digital format.

It doesn’t also help that digital cameras, even the most basic ones, typically have more buttons than the usual point and click film cameras. We hope that with this article, we can help you in identifying the parts of your digital camera.
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Introduction to Digital Photography

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The phenomenon of digital photography began when digital cameras became commercially available sometime in the late 1980s to the mid-1990s.

Since then, a lot of people have stacked away their film cameras in their closets in favor of the digital camera.

But before jumping into the digital camera itself and its finer details, it is important to know what digital photography is.
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Equipments Used in Digital Photography

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So you want to take up digital photography? While most of the specialized equipments used in this field are pricey, you can take it up on a budget.

Below is a list of the pieces of equipment used in digital photography along with some recommendations whether or not amateur photographers really need them.
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Editing Your Digital Images

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Editing Your Digital Images

While the use of digital cameras has made it easier for photographers to quickly check whether or not they like the shot they’ve taken, there are still usually flaws that need to be touched up or a crop that will make the image more dramatic. Because of this, they need to use image editors to produce their desired results.
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Digital Camera Care and Maintenance

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Like most electronic devices, digital cameras need extra care when being handled. They have sensitive components that may be damaged by improper handling.

We therefore came up with several tips to help you maintain your camera so that you can use it for a much longer time.
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