What is the relation between image file size and image quality?

by Harjun   Last Updated September 14, 2018 15:18 PM

Is small image file size means low image quality?what is JPEG image file size of 5d mark iv .Can we achive better image in small image file size?

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File sizes of JPEG images can be highly variable depending upon the image contents, even when comparing files with the same resolution and "quality" setting created with the same camera. This is due to the way they use compression to reduce file sizes. An image that is uniform in color and brightness will compress much smaller than an image that contains many different colors and brightnesses, even when both are compressed at the same "image quality" setting.

Canon publishes 'typical' file sizes for the various in-camera JPEG quality settings. For the 5D MArk IV, they list the following on pages 171-172 of the EOS 5D Mark IV Instruction Manual :

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As you can see, there are "quality" settings of 'Fine' and 'Normal' at various resolutions. The difference between the 'Fine' and 'Normal' settings is in the degree of compression used when the JPEG is created.

Michael Clark
Michael Clark
September 14, 2018 15:17 PM

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