JPEG, shortened to JPG, is an abbreviation of the acronym Joint Photographic Experts Group. A JPG is a digital image file format characterized by small file size due to lossy compression.

The JPG file format provides a potential for a very high level of file-size compression, making it an ideal option for web-based digital images and photos. This compression makes it an ill-suited option for print-based media where input quality is a prime concern in determining the output quality.

JPG Compression Examples:

JPG Compression Examples

JPG Compression Examples

In the example image above take note of the level of digital artifacting occurring near the text, particularly at higher compression rates. Note also that the example image exists in a PNG format, as it is a lossless image format.

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