JPEG vs. PDF.
JPEGs and PDFs are two of the most popular file formats for saving and sharing content. But when it comes to displaying images and documents, each format has its strengths and weaknesses. Let’s take a deeper look at the JPEG and PDF’s specific functions so you can make the right decision about which one will work better for you.
What is a JPEG file?
JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. The JPEG file type is one of the world’s most widely used image file formats. Able to compress impressive detail into a shareable file size, JPEGs are most helpful in storing and sharing digital images. They’re ideal for social, email, and blog content.
What is a PDF file?
A PDF (Portable Document Format) can display a wide range of documents — from bank statements to presentations to images and more. Its main strength is that it’s a universal format — meaning that a PDF’s content will always display consistently across any device. For this reason, printers prefer it because it keeps all page components intact and retains image quality when enlarged.
What is the difference between JPEG and PDF files?
While you can use both JPEGs and PDFs to store and share data such as images and text, there are some fundamental differences between the two formats. Make the most of these file types by learning how to use them most effectively.