The Difference between TIFF, RAW and JPEG

The Difference between TIFF, RAW and JPEG

TIFF is a compression format that does not lose any information about the photo's data, either. TIFF files are much larger in data size than JPEG or RAW files.
RAW is close to film-quality, requiring a lot of storage space. The digital camera does not compress or process a RAW file in any way.

JPEG uses a compression format to remove some pixels that the compression algorithm deems unimportant, thereby saving some storage space.

Benefits of TIFF, RAW and JPEG

Benefits of RAW:
1) Smaller size than TIFF because each pixel is actually a single 12-16bit "color" rather than three 16bit colors
2) RAW quality is actually higher. TIFF export requires interpolation of color data in camera, which can cause artifacts in post.
3) RAW is faster to write to disk, both due to the smaller file size and the limited processing done in camera.
4) RAW has more useful data when in high contrast scenes. RAW is in sensor read data linearity while TIFF is linear in the display space. For some situations a 12bit RAW will have better data (not necessarily more) than a 16bit/color TIFF made in the same camera and scene.
5) RAW guarantees data integrity. While you can overwrite a TIFF you can't do the same with RAW.
Benefits of TIFF:
1) Compatibility with basically all OSes and most image editing applications
2) Faster post processing, since data is already in an editable format
3) Uniform conversion quality. Basically 2) all over again, were editing applications have less to mess with.
4) Fully editable metadata and image previews
Benefits of JPEG:
1) Much smaller file size (at a loss of quality)
2) Fully compatible with nearly 100% of computers, phones, and tvs.

Best Photo Recovery for TIFF, RAW and JPEG

Jihosoft Photo Recovery can undelete photos, videos and audio files from storage devices, like memory card, PC local disk, USB flash stick, etc. The image formats it supports include JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF and digital camera RAW pictures (such as NEF, ARW, CRW, CR2, etc.). 

Features of Jihosoft Photo Recovery

* Support over 40 kinds of image formats.
* Freely scan the file types that you need to recover.
* Recover photos from disk drive, USB flash stick, camera memory card and external storage card.
* Preview images and information before recovery, including name, size, validity, status, etc.
* Recover media files to PC with good quality.

How to Restore Lost TIFF, RAW or JPEG?

Step 1. Run Jihosoft Photo Recovery.
Step 2. Click Recover Photo. Or choose Create Image to make a backup for your memory card/device.
Step 3. Select a partition from the list, and then click Advance Scan.
Step 4. Tick photo formats, and click Scan Now.
Step 5. Preview the images after scan. Some RAW pictures are not allowed for preview before recovery. Please restore them and then view the RAW images on PC.
Step 6. Select the pictures you need and Click Recover.


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