In real estate photography aspect, photo format is one of the most essential things to have the high-quality images. So depend on your purposes and your photos, you can decide which type is suitable . There are many types of file format for professional photography. In this article, we will help you all newbies to define the right file formats in each circumstances.

Real estate photo editing

The most commonly used ones are:
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
DNG (Digital Negative Format)
PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
BMP (Bitmap)
PSD (Photoshop Document)


This types of format is quite familiar with photographers. While it is quickly to compressed, we can use it in various purposes from word document, web, through to printing. People likely to use these on some common flatforms with small size like social media, share on email, publish on websites, and more.

Benefits (pros)
Small file sizes means more can be stored on a memory ca
Quicker file transfer times, due to smaller file size
Negatives (cons)
Loss of quality due to image compression
Less opportunity for image manipulation in photo editing software

TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)

This type of format is recommended in order to get the highest image quality level. Even it take bigger storage, it give you oppotunity for extensive post-processing.

Ability to manipulate photos extensively in photo editing software
Option to print at the highest quality and at much larger sizes
Much bigger file sizes (more storage needed)
Longer transfer and loading times due to file size

PNG (Portable Network Graphics)

The PNG format is a lossless file type, which means it can preserve your images without any loss in image quality. This type of format helps a lot for editing photos which need a transparent background

Pros: Offer full quality of the photos with transparent background

Cons: Only used when needed for transparency purposes

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)

GIF file is a popular image format on the web because of the ability to animated and is suitable for graphics, diagrams, cartoons, and logos with limited color range.

Pros: Create animation effect

Cons: Feature with a limited color range and are not suited for reproducing high-quality images

PSD (Photoshop Document)

PSD file format can be produced from Adobe Photoshop to save images for further editing. It is one of the only formats that can save a file with all Photoshop features accounted for, such as layers and applied effects.

Pros: Able to preserve layers, transparency, adjustment layers, masks, clipping paths, layer styles, blending modes, vector text, and shapes, etc for further editing

Cons: Only open in Photoshop

Your post-processing real estate images will be much easier with the right file format. Here are the pros and cons of using each different image file format.

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