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A JPEG uses a jpg file extension for formatting files to download. JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group and it is often said that formatting a file in JPEG is the best way to upload a digital picture to your computer or online photo album.
A JPEG file format is an ideal way to format a file because it can be compressed from very large to much smaller. This is why a JPEG file is so ideal for uploading digital pictures. Often times, digital pictures are very large files, so when you use a JPEG file format you can compress that file and make it much smaller. This results in faster downloading of pictures sent to others via email or a fast transfer of images when sending them.
One thing to be aware of with a JPEG file format is that when you do make a file much smaller, it often loses a lot of the quality of the picture. To solve this, simply do not make your JPEG file as small.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|