With a huge variety of image formats supported by ImageConverter Plus needless to say that the most common JPEG is supported at the fullest extent for all types of conversion, resize jobs, image effects etc. This is the format which the users often choose as the output one when converting RAW, TIFF, PSD and many more image formats. Although this format is widely known, there are some things that happen within a JPEG file under the scenes and that a regular user might not be familiar with. Baseline are the regular JPEGs – the type of JPEG that is set by default with ImageConverter Plus. The browsers load them top-to-bottom as more of the image information comes down the wire. Progressive JPEGs are another type of JPEGs – they are rendered progressively. First you see a low quality version of the whole image. Then, as more of the image information arrives over the network, the quality gradually improves. A progressive JPEG was a more appealing way to deliver an image at modem connection speeds which is probably not as necessary now that the internet connections are much faster. Still, progressive JPEGs have some advantages over regular JPEGs. They offer a more compact file size, a faster loading, the ability to give a better quality image before the image has fully loaded. This enables the user to see what the image is like without waiting for it to load entirely, thus he/she can decide if they want to wait longer. When you launch ImageConverter Plus progressive JPEG is one of the options you can set alongside with baseline, sequential and lossless compression methods.