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When to Choose JPEG Files for Your Dog Photos

By Kim Rodgers, Sarah Sypniewski

The JPEG file format is a compressed digital image file that’s usually on the smaller end of the size spectrum. After you snap a photo with your camera set to the JPEG file format, your camera’s software quickly grabs the information from your image sensor and processes it into an image file.

The major advantage to working with JPEG files is that you can save many more files to your memory card before you fill it up.

The JPEG format is great for people who take a lot of photos but don’t necessarily edit them after the fact. Perhaps you snap off a few quick photos of Benji, download them to your computer, and quickly post them online or send them off to Grandma.

The JPEG format is fantastic for this type of workflow because you don’t need to convert any files, and just about anyone should be able to open up and view a JPEG file!

The downside to working with JPEG is that, because it’s a compressed file format, there is some degradation in quality — you’re probably not getting the best possible image you could be getting. To be honest, though, most people won’t notice the difference, so if you’re looking for ease and efficiency, JPEG is the way to go.