Chapter 4. File Formats

The quality of scanned images depends greatly on the choice of the right scan file format and corresponding resolution. Which file format offers the best quality, is supported by most software manufacturers, and requires the least storage space? The following chapter will help you to decide on the ideal image file format and the best resolution for your purpose. Only formats relevant to film scanners will be discussed here. For good reasons, scanners currently tend to use RAW format. Just as digital photographers do, scanner users have to deal with incompatibilities between image and file formats.

Contents

Digital Negatives
Color Depth in Image File Formats
Important Image File Formats in the World of Scanning
RAW: Proprietary ...

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