In This Chapter
Determining image size, format, and quality
Comparing image formats and file sizes
Creating folders and a file-numbering method
Your camera captures images with a resolution of 20.2 megapixels, which is humongous, ginormous, or any other adjective you prefer to indicate something that’s really, really big. The good news: This gives you a tremendous amount of flexibility. You can print images as large as 23.9 x 15.2 inches. Thinking of the possibilities of decorating your house with your photographs? The bad news: The large size takes up lots of room on your memory cards and lots of room on your hard drive. Fortunately, you can specify different sizes by using camera menu options if you have memory cards and hard drives with small capacities.
In addition to concerning yourself with image size, you also have the file format you choose to worry about. Your camera can capture images in the RAW or JPEG format. When you capture images in the RAW format, you must process them. Think digital darkroom, and you get the idea. The RAW format gives you a tremendous amount of flexibility. After you download RAW images to your computer, you process ...