Image quality and image size options for the Nikon D3100

edited October 2013 Posted in » Nikon D3100 Forum
Is it ideal to leave the image quality at JPEG normal or should I up it to JPEG fine? Also, what is the best image size to use and why?


  • @MichaelMcNeil - With the price of memory cards these days, I would most definitely leave it set to JPEG fine. This will give you less compression and sharper images. There's really no point in adjusting it down to JPEG normal.

    If you're interested in retaining detail, I recommend shooting in RAW. It can be a little daunting at first, but if you use an image editing/organizing program like Lightroom, working with RAW files is a breeze...even for a beginner.

    All the best!
  • Your camera comes with View NX2 on a disc in which you can edit the RAW files and then convert a copy to TIFF's or JPEGs to various stages of compression. You don't need Lightroom etc to deal with RAW images.
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