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JPEG Quantization Table Lookup

Lookup a DQT / Quantization Matrix / JPEG Compression Quality tables for Digital Cameras and Digital Photography Software.

Quantization Table for: NIKON - COOLPIX P2 (FINE)

The following matrix can be used to evaluate the JPEG compression quality of NIKON's COOLPIX P2.

Chroma Subsampling: 2x1

Quantization Table: Luminance
Quantization Table: Chrominance

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 Similar conversations are going on about the sony Alpha veusrs Nikon. Both use the same sensor (Sony CMOS) and front filter. But the Nikon circuitry is different and appears to have some inbuilt noise reduction, ignoring any post processing. The other side is that the Sony appears tp out perform the Nikon on resolution and if using RAW images and post processing on your PC can produce pictures with greater detail showing less noise than the Nikon. Back in the real world the difference in hardware isn't going to make a difference to my Ansel Adam's like photographic elite skills. But for the rest of you mere mortals the hardware obviously makes all the difference.
 I was interested in the cemomnt that shooting in RAW + Jpeg led to the RAW files largely getting forgotten about because it was too time consuming to do the individual processing. That's such a statement of reality, I was overwhelmed.
2014-05-23Sepide Azarian
Is there any MATLAB command to get access these information? specially the quantization table.
I wanna use this table for a database of different quality picture.
 Hello Sepide -- I don't use MATLAB myself, but I see that someone has posted some code to do this extraction to this thread. Good luck!
2013-11-12Phil S.
 Yes, in some cases Photoshop's quantization tables depend on image size.
 Your simple point and shoot carmea IS an actual carmea for photography. What you are referring to is wanting a DSLR which gives you more options and control.You can look into any carmea in the Canon Rebel series or the Nikon D3100 or Nikon D5100. All of them are quality entry level carmeas for new DSLR users who want to learn but don't want to be overwhelmed. They typically range in price from $ 500-900 depending on what you get and whether a kit lens is included with it.
2013-04-10chen chao
 there is another luminance table for when Photoshop QF is 12

1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3
1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3
1 1 1 1 2 3 4 5
1 1 1 2 3 4 5 7
2 1 2 3 4 5 7 8
2 2 3 4 5 7 8 8
2 2 4 5 7 8 8 8
3 3 5 7 8 8 8 8
2013-04-10chen chao
 As we know, Photoshop uses 2 different tables for different pictures when the quality Factor is between 3 and 12.
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