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About the JPEG file format, and in which cases it is to be used.

Edited: 2015-09-04 22:14

The Joint Photographic Experts Group JPEG file format is used for storing photo-like images, or photos taken with a digital camera. It has a lossy compression that can be adjusted. The higher the compression is set, the lower the quality of the resulting file, typically with visible artifacts and noise.

JPEG files typically use the extensions of .jpeg or .jpg

JPEG is mostly used for photographs, photo-like images, and scans. It's rarely used for images with a lot of flat colors, or true color images containing text and sharp color transitions. This is because it tends to add visible artifacts and noise around text and sharp transitions – for such images, consider using PNG instead.

JPEG files has the mime type of: