How much loss can you tolerate?

Knowing which image type to use ensures you can make the most of your digital photographs. Some image types are best for getting an optimal balance of quality and file size when storing your photos, while other image types enable you to more easily recover from a bad photograph. Countless image formats exist and new ones are always being added to ImageConverter Plus. Our software supports for conversion image formats of both lossy and lossless compression algorithms. Lossless compression lets you recreate the original file exactly. All lossless compression is based on the idea of breaking a file into a smaller form for transmission or storage and then putting it back together on the other end so it can be used again. Lossy compression methods provide high degrees of compression and result in very small compressed files, but there is a certain amount of loss when they are restored. In most cases this loss is not noticeable to the human eye. The more tolerance for loss, the smaller the file can be compressed, and the faster the file can be transmitted over the network. Some image formats supported by ImageConverter Plus, like PNG use only lossless compression, the most widely used JPEG is lossy, while others like RAW , TIFF, MNG may use either lossless or lossy methods.