According to recent reports, two new features are coming to WhatsApp. It looks like we’ll soon be able to share photos and videos at their “best quality.” In other words, it’s possible that WhatsApp will let us send them without compression.
One of the questions I get most often from people who have just picked up a new camera is: What camera quality settings should I use for photos and video?
I usually answer that question with another question: Have you ever desperately wished that you only had a low quality version of a specific image or video clip? No? Me neither.
So the short answer is: The highest quality setting your camera has.
Continue reading for the rational behind this, and tips for archiving high quality photos and video while saving storage space…
Understanding the science behind JPEG compression might not be on everyone’s agenda. In fact, it probably sounds incredibly boring, if not complicated to a lot of folks. But, in this 12-minute long clip, image analyst Mike Pound guides you through the entire process as he explains the magic of Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT)–using language that’s easy to follow. If you’ve been meaning to learn more about what happens to your images when you save them as JPEG, there’s no better time than the present.[Read More…]