Frequently Asked Questions

This website offers downloadable image files for Personal Use and Business Use.

What is Maximum Quality jpeg?
The original file was shot with Nikon cameras and lenses using Raw file type (.nef). The Raw files were converted to Photoshop file type (.psd). Next, Photoshop Image Processor was used to convert the .psd file to a jpeg file. The Maximum Quality setting is the highest quality compression setting offered by the Image Processor. The JPEG file type is accepted by many devices and applications making it the most versatile and fasted file type for a variety of uses. 

Why are JPEG file types called lossy?
When a JPEG image file is saved it is reduced in size which saves storage space and makes it faster to work with. Opening and closing a JPEG file does not compress the file. Only saving a JPEG adds additional compression. 

What cameras are you shooting with?
Currently I shoot predominately with the Nikon D850 (45 MP) which converts to a 130 MB .psd file resulting in Max Quality jpeg files mostly in the 20 to 22 MB range with some as high as 40 MB. Some files with less detail such as light colored sky will compress much more and produce a smaller jpeg file. I also use a Nikon D4, and Nikon D800 which produce smaller files.

What is the difference between a full size file and an original file?
Full size is the largest size being offered on this website determined by jpeg compression and the camera body used. The original file size is determined by the camera’s megapixels or in a few cases a Nikon ED 5000 scanner. 

Are larger file sizes available?
If you need a larger file size use the contact link to submit your request to determine availability, price, and arrange delivery by Dropbox.