Why you should never use ‘Save’ when working on a jpg image

Truer words have never been spoken. I believe that after reading the piece in below, explaining the dangers of saving a jpeg the wrong way will help bring some semblance of peace back into your life…

In typical ‘you never get something for nothing’ fashion, the greatest asset of a jpg image is also its greatest downfall. Most people know that a jpg image is a compressed image, which means that it has been compressed using an algorithm that makes the file size smaller. This can be a huge advantage when trying to transfer the image electronically, which is what you’re doing every time someone looks at your webpage. Some people know that the method used to create jpg images is what is called a ‘lossy’ compression algorithm, which means the image you end up isn’t quite the same as the image you started out with. What a lot of people don’t know is that every time you save a jpg image you decrease the quality of that image, which can be a real problem if you don’t pay attention to what you’re doing. [Read the rest]

[tags]photoshop,jpg image,compression algorithm[/tags]