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Which is better TIFF vs JPG for art prints - Dan Kosmayer Photography

Which is better TIFF vs JPG for art prints

A beautiful high-quality art print is where the TIFF vs. JPEG discussion comes into play. Which one is the highest quality image format for printing? Is it worth the extra cost when downloading images to create wall art?

One of the most frequently asked questions is what is the difference between JPG and TIFF? Unfortunately, most people are not aware of the difference between these two file formats.
Which is better TIFF vs JPG for art prints
To start with, JPEGs are the most common file format. The photographs taken on your cellphones are automatically saved in JPEG format. JPEGs are great; they are high-quality! They are also smaller, more manageable file sizes. But with the smaller file size, there is a slight quality loss with JPEGs. You lose some of the more intricate colors and details. These aren't noticeable in photos viewed on the computer or your cell phone but become more apparent when you print the image—the larger the print, the more pronounced the difference.

On the other hand, the TIFF format is used by photography professionals. This is because the TIFF files are much larger than JPEG, and, more importantly, there is no quality loss in detail or color.

This makes TIFF files the preferred format for optimal art print quality, especially for larger prints.

Which is better, TIFF or JPEG, for art prints?

The TIFF format offers you the most accurate representation of the art print. All my limited edition fine art prints are created using full-resolution TIFF files.

But the truth is that most people will not be able to see the difference in the final art prints. The JPEG file format is acceptable for most wall art prints. However, the TIFF file format is best if you want the most accurate representation of the original picture with no quality loss, particularly when printing large.

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