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Difference between JPEG and Bitmap

  • Last Updated : 30 Mar, 2020

Prerequisites – Image Formats

JPEG and Bitmap are two different types of format used to store the images.

JPEG:
The full form JPEG is Joint Photographic Experts Group.And there are two extensions used to store image in this format, these are .jpg and .jpeg . It uses lossy compression algorithm which means in reducing the size of image some data are lost.

Bitmap:
A bitmap is an image file format which is used to store the digital images. The word bitmap means map of bits. They are used to create realistic graphics and images. .bmp and .dib extensions are used to store image in this format.



Let’s see the Difference between JPEG and BITMAP:

S.NO.JPEGBITMAP
1It stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group..It stands for Map of Bits.
2It uses lossy compression algorithm.It uses lossless compression algorithm..
3Some of the image information is lost on decompression.No image information is lost on decompression.
4They are quite complex .While, bitmaps are very simplistic.
5It had a few patent debacles in the past.It is patent free.
6It doesn’t support transparency in the images.It supports transparency in the images.
7Mostly used in the photography.It mostly is used in creating realistic graphics and images
8Extensions used are .jpg and .jpeg..Extensions used are .bmp and .dib.

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