Digital Imaging Basics
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Definitions of Terms

File Formats

Image Production

Image Size

Best Practices

Viewing File Info

Editing Images

File Management

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Viewing File Info

There are various ways to view the file types and sizes of your image files; the most common are demonstrated in the three bulleted examples below.

  • Right click on your file in Windows Explorer or Mac OSX Finder.   Choose "Properties" or "Get Info" (Figure 4), respectively, to see the file type or "Kind," file size, and other information (Figure 5).

Figure 4

Figure 5


  • In the Windows Explorer or Mac OSX Finder, choose to view a list of your files with details, by clicking View>> Details or the  button , respectively.This will display your detailed file information in columns.   In Mac OSX, these are labeled file Name, Date Modified, file Size, and file Kind (Figure 6).
Figure 6


  • While working in a photo editor, such as Adobe Photoshop, you can see the file type and size information in either the bottom border of the application window (Windows) or the top and bottom borders of the document window (Mac OS) (Figure 7).
Figure 7


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