What is the most effective format to manage aerial photography for viewing in ArcGIS?
I manage several datasets of Aerial Photography at a few different companies. I have backups of the original photography, so I'm not worried about keeping the original format in any way. What I need to do is create a small dataset, as too not take up much space on the server, that also draws as quickly as possible in ArcGIS.
So far I had been using GRID's in a File GeoDatabase, but that was just because I has assumed it was the standard. I then switched to TIFF's which were smaller, but seemed to draw slower. Before I do another mass conversion, I'm hoping someone can offer guidance on this. I've heard some great things about JP2's and that's where I am likely heading next.
Also I don't want to reduce cell size, but other than that I have no restrictions in any answer.