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Cameron, Camera and Video Technician
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Having just bought a TZ80 whilst on holiday I did not have

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Having just bought a TZ80 whilst on holiday I did not have the time to swat up the instruction manual. I now find many photos are RW2 or mp 4 how do I get them to say JPEG so I can produce some photos
JA: Who makes your camera?
Customer: panasonic lumix TZ80
JA: What have you tried so far with your Lumix?
Customer: tried photoshop cs6 but it keeps saying it can’t find file in browser and open them. I need to batch convert about 146 photos!!!!
JA: Anything else you want the Software Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No I just need a bit of info
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
See above
Expert:  Cameron replied 7 months ago.
Hi there, my name is Cam & I’m a camera expert here with JustAnswer. I just came across your issue and want to help you try and find a solution!
Expert:  Cameron replied 7 months ago.
Can you tell me the file type for these 146 pictures you’re trying to convert?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Rw2 to be changed to jpeg
Expert:  Cameron replied 7 months ago.

Thanks for getting back to me and sorry for the delays!

Expert:  Cameron replied 7 months ago.

An RW2 format is what as known as a RAW format, it is a file type that is larger than a JPEG because it retains every pixel taken in the original image, unlike JPEGs which get compressed and reduced inside the camera during processing.

Each camera company has their own version of a RAW file format and RW2 is Panasonic's version.

Expert:  Cameron replied 7 months ago.

RAW file formats are the best format to use if you're a photographer who edits their photos after because all the quality is retained, but if you don't want that and care more about smaller file sizes with JPEGS, here's how to switch it on your camera:

Press these buttons in this order...

MENU --> REC (camera icon) --> [Quality]

Then select JPEG under the options, which looks like 3 squares or 2 rows of three squares.

Expert:  Cameron replied 7 months ago.

Additionally, here is a link to the manual for you, which you can download to save for use anytime.

Expert:  Cameron replied 7 months ago.

You can find the instructions I just provided for you about switching to JPEGs on page 140 of this manual

Expert:  Cameron replied 7 months ago.

Let me know if you need any more assistance, I hope this solved your problem for you!