TIFF or JPG when saving image for large print?

2 years 2 weeks ago #702460 by SJM
Hey guys, when exporting an image from Lightroom to be uploaded for a large print, is saving as TIFF or JPG best?  If not these, then what? 

thank you!  

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2 years 2 weeks ago #702461 by Nikon Shooter
There are no advantages to use tiff, jpg at the right size and
resolution will be just fine… and take less space on your drive!

Have a good time!

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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2 years 2 weeks ago #702624 by Paul Velasco
Aren't JPEGS getting close to RAW files in terms of quality?


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2 years 2 weeks ago #702636 by Nikon Shooter
Not the correct question, Paul.

To this question, a computer in the 1960 SF movie, I would go:
"…does not compute… does not compute… does not compute…"
shaking and wobbling a cross the room, spewing smoke until it
would explode or just turn itself off with a grimacing interface.

Raw files are a "gibberish" kind of collected data at shutter release.
No image but only data… pretty much like a latent film.

JPGs are the rendition resulting of the conversion of the said data
into an image.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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2 years 2 weeks ago #702654 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day SJM

As viewing systems and printing systems all use JPG, common sense suggests that your final image must be in JPG format (there are exceptions from pro-level labs / printers)

TIF format is a loss-less format used for many years within the printing industry , and by us as an intermediate format between the camera - the computer in editing, and the printer.

@Paul- a decade or two ago there was only one JPG quality level ... these days we are offered 3 sometimes 4 (super-fine, fine, normal, web) sort of thing so that we can choose what best suits our purposes

Hope this helps
Phil from the great land Downunder
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