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The next digital camera file format is TIFF (Tagged Image File Format). This file format has greater advantage that it does not lose any image file information during compression process and moreover as a consequence it does take up a lot of space from a memory card in comparison to a JPEG image. Due to this detailed storage it also takes additional time to retrieve information to card. Basically TIFF compression reduces images to about one-third their original size as per convention.
Coming to next digital camera file format. It is defined as RAW file! It is also sometimes referred to as an appropriate digital negative. Most advanced digital cameras allow or permit ability to shoot RAW in professional standards. The interesting portion is that in a RAW image no alterations are made by camera (such as sharpening or white balance). And this gives entire control to photographer when he or she processes an image later. However this RAW file format is not used extensive due to fact that most image editors cannot open it and computer-processing time is also more. However fact still remains that a RAW image has a smaller file size than a TIFF.
With all these discussions regarding different digital camera file formats, it is clear that three most widely accepted file formats have their own advantages and disadvantages, yet they are unique in some way or other that makes them special in their own manner. The knowledge about these digital camera file formats of storage not only yields greater understanding of camera; it also opens eyes towards fantastic results of technological advancements in our daily lives.
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