There are many file types used to encode digital images. The choices are similar but have different characteristics and are best suited for specific applications. You will often hear file types referred to as “Loosy” or “Lossless” compression.
Lossless is a compression technique that decompresses data back to its original form without any loss. The decompressed file and the original are identical. All compression methods used to compress text, databases and other business data are lossless. For example, the ZIP archiving technology (PKZIP, WinZip, etc.) is a widely used lossless method. Continue reading