Hi, everyone - I’m putting an effort into collecting my notes about 3d graphics and working with Blender. I’m only now starting out with that and I am going to be asking many questions. I only wanted to mention that here in my first post.
This question is about image file formats. There are so many different image file formats, that it’s difficult to know what you should want (In my opinion).
I’m using Blender and Gimp, so as far as Gimp is concerned, the best format to use is .xcf to retain all information after using that program.
In Blender, I would like to keep the best and highest resolution for output so I can work with Gimp for a post process if necessary. What would be the best image format to use, where I know that I have kept all of the information that is possible from a render output.
Since there are so many formats, I’m assuming some of you might be biased toward one or another. Please try to give a little detail about the choice, or if possible, post a link where I might get a better explanation.