Another Photo-Tech Writeup: NEF Compression

I've another tech-related photo writeup, this time on NEF (Nikon raw image format) compression.

In it, I look at detail lost during compression in a way I've never seen anyone do it, so if you have a high-end Nikon that can write compressed NEFs, you may find it interesting.

(See my Photo Tech page for more technical writeups related to photography.)


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I had turned this feature on for my D200 noticing that file sizes were pretty drastically reduced sometimes up to 50% and also because Aperture seemed ok loading them up. One annoying thing is the camera doesn’t recognise this feature in it’s ‘frame capacity remaining’ calculation, presumably because the compression is variable. It would be nice to get some approx figure though.

— comment by Brian Farrell on October 17th, 2006 at 12:36am JST (11 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink
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