posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 09:39 PM
reply to post by ArMaP
From what I know about image compression, I use TIFFs all the time for visual effects in image sequences; TIFFs are just another form of compression.
Even though TIFF is considered to be one of the least compressed formats, all digital media has some sort of compression to it.
From what I see on the images, and mind you, I only manipulated the gamma on the images that I posted, I think the jpeg is actually a better
representation of the real picture since there is more information within the surrounding sky AND it still retains some color on the moon. But even
THEN, I think there was some data manipulation before the picture was digitized. The moon on the TIFF is totally desaturated. I've never seen any
picture or video format to desaturate itself or saturate itself when being recompressed without having some desaturation/saturation manipulation
before final image compression. That means that somehow, the jpeg added some color to itself when it got compressed.
Now, I did do more manipulation that I didn't post just because I thought the gamma was just enough because their "fix" is just so bad. I did
oversaturate the TIFF, the color didn't really change on the moon, which means, compared to the jpeg, the color on the moon looked very beautiful,
the termination edge looked way more prevalent, and the moon didn't really have ANY color whatsoever. To me, that means, that, when compared to the
jpeg, color was taken out on the moon, the earth had some color retained as in a separate layer with a different sky AND the termination line on the
earth was almost non-existant on the jpeg.
NASA, just disclose all the information that we pay you for, before you shoot yourselves in the foot and have the people revolt against you!!!
This really is ridiculous that they are hiding what we all already know. They take us for idiots.
NASA = Never A Straight Answer