JPEG vs. JPEG 2000.
JPEGs are one of the most popular image file types, widely used for sharing and uploading visual content online — unlike JPEG 2000s. What do the JPEG and JPEG 2000 formats have in common, and which one should you be using? Read on to discover the main similarities and differences between JPEG and JPEG 2000.
What is a JPEG file?
JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. Launched in 1986, JPEG has slowly become the most popular imaging format. One of its most common uses is for uploading and sharing digital images over the web. While its lossy format means you lose some quality from the original image, JPEGs are usually of a good enough quality for digital use. One of the big benefits of JPEGs is that they’re compatible with practically all image processors and browsers.
JPEG vs. JPEG 2000 files: frequently asked questions.
Is JPEG or JPEG 2000 better?
Is JPEG 2000 still in use?
Do all browsers support JPEG 2000?
Should I save files as JPEG or JPEG 2000?
JPEGs and JPEG 2000s have different strengths and weaknesses, so you may choose to save in one format or another depending on your requirements.
- Save as JPEG if you need universal browser support and don’t mind mediocre image quality — for example, if you’re uploading your image to the web or sending it via email.
- Save as JPEG 2000 if you want lossless compression (that is, you want to retain as much image quality as possible) or better lossy compression than JPEG.