I am far from an expert on printing, but I do know that once a NEF is adjusted and saved using NX2, the preview is a full-resolution image. That is true even if the file that was generated by an early-generation camera that did not create a full-resolution preview.I would imagine you are actually printing from the jpg file that is built into the RAW file, which I guess now that I think about it, brings up another question. Is that the best way to do it?
Dave,I do understand what Yamo is getting at, but you can print directly from CNX2 after making adjustment to a RAW file without having to go through the physical act of "Save as" jpg/tiff. Just click Ctrl+P & it will take you to your printing page of options.
I would imagine you are actually printing from the jpg file that is built into the RAW file, which I guess now that I think about it, brings up another question. Is that the best way to do it? Because, if you were to create a Tiff file & printed that, wouldn't your "source file" be of a higher quality?
I think I just confused myself!!
For the record, I looked through the documentation when this thread began, hoping to find definitive information about that. Silly me. Considering that it's a Nikon product, I should have known better.If you don't print to a file, I suspect that the jpeg is still created but just as a temporary file to be printed.
Don't worry... just print high quality jpegs. The thing is, unless you are using a high end lab to print your tiffs or have a very expensive printer of your own, the quality of the printer/paper/ink will mask any quality issues between jpegs and tiffs. What I mean is... the quality differences will be hardly visible in print due to much greater quality issues in the print process.So, if I understand correctly. Printing from a raw file creates a jpg file which is then printed.
For 4*6 prints that is ok, but what is the bes tway to print in a4 then?