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Chapter 20. JPEG Format > When to Use JPEGs

20.3. When to Use JPEGs

As mentioned earlier, JPEGs, with their 24-bit color capacity and specialized compression scheme are ideal for photographic and other continuous-tone images, such as paintings, watercolor illustrations, and grayscale images with the 256 shades of gray (see Figure 20-1).

Figure 20-1. Examples of images appropriate for JPEG format



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