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This simple and easy to use JPG converter is the tool that you may need daily. Very often when using laptops and computers, we come across images that we want to send to other people. These images may be part of a document or saved as files in different formats. Mobile phones and tablets with cameras have seen an explosion of images being exchanged between people and getting posted on various social media sites.
Since mobile phones added cameras to their devices, taking pictures has become a craze among mobile phone users. When mobile phones packed two cameras one on the front and the other one on the back, taking ‘selfies’ has become an obsession. Taking selfies also means sending them to friends and family and posting them on social media. Mobile phones store pictures in JPG format which take less space and are faster to transfer when sending the images to any chat or email application. Today millions of images are exchanged on the internet, and the standard used for images is JPG.
Images took up a lot of space when saved on any device and transferring them to another device via a network was extremely time-consuming and frustrating. It led to the development of JPG, an abbreviation of “Joint Photographic Experts Group”. This group developed a compression standard for compressing images which are widely used and supported on all modern day web browsers. JPG made it much easier and faster to transfer image files over a network, and the images consumed less space on devices. News and magazines reporters could with JPG send their photographic images much faster to the publishers. Two other compression standards in use for compressing images are GIF and PNG.
JPG was developed to be the standard for professional photographers. Like other methods used for compressing files, JPG compresses data by reducing sections of the image to blocks called ’tiles’ or pixels. This compression facility was created to reduce and store large images in small spaces and not for editing.
JPG has become the de-facto standard for storing, viewing and exchanging images on the internet. The reason for this huge popularity is that the user can choose the compression ratio which can range between 2:1 to as high as 100:1. Users can resize image pixels and reduce image file size, With these facilities, it’s easy to store a large-sized image in very little space. It’s common knowledge that images take a lot of space and every internet device has space limitations. Mobile phone users love JPG images because they don’t take up too much space – a limitation that all mobile phone users worry about.
JPG was the convenient way to send or exchange images when the internet operated in the dial-up era. However, now with WiFi becoming quite common, JPG might not suit people who want to send high-quality photographs or images. Sharp lined images tend to get slightly blurred when copied and sent several times. JPG is not the idea compression to use for transferring crisp line images and typography.