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Windows 7: Copying and pasting pics

23 Apr 2016   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Once an image is jpg/ jpeg turning it into a png is a waste of time the image is already limited.
I agree but I thought, obviously wrongly, that Mike wanted the images in a format that he could edit and save without loosing quality. My thought was that whereas a jpeg is compressed and therefore looses quality everytime it is saved a png image doesn't so that would be his answer!

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23 Apr 2016   #12

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

I'm Mike
John asked the question :)
Either way there is no gain in changing the file type the files are already hosed.
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23 Apr 2016   #13

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

If you are going to edit a file then you should never use Jpeg,

it's a simple fact of life, even at the top quality setting you will loose data every time you save the file and in a lot of circumstances just rotating the image will also cause data loss

The only use for JPEG images is for the last stage in producing files for web use and that is no longer really needed as the replacement for JPEG to solve these issues is already available, PNG was developed for this very reason, plus it supports alpha channels which allows better Matting
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