best file format for greetings cards in iPhoto?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by carl201167, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. carl201167 macrumors regular

    May 31, 2005
    London, UK
    :eek: really basic question here, but when I want to export a photo from Photoshop to iPhoto to create a greetings card, what is the best file format to use? I used to do JPeg, but I think .tiff is better?

    Is there anything (even) better for producing better results? Thanks
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    jpg uses compression - tiff doesn't have to, so the picture quality will be better if you don't use a compressed image.

    Sometimes it won't matter though, if you have a large enough image and you're limited by your printer quality.

    I'd do one image in .jpg and one in a non compressed tiff, print them both and see if you can tell the difference.

    Good luck,

  3. MrSmith macrumors 68040


    Nov 27, 2003
    Isn't the OP talking about ordering an on-line card using iPhoto '06? If so, iPhoto will take care of the format and resolution, won't it?
  4. carl201167 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 31, 2005
    London, UK

    I'm assuming that the highest quality format to start with will give iPhoto the best material to work with. Is that Tiff, or can iPhoto handle better

    And even if so, is it worth it for the resolution on an iPhoto greetings card?

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