JPEG is a lossy-compression method for a digital image. The images can end up in many JPEG image containers (JPEG, JPG, JIF, JPE, JFI, JFIF) depending on the parameters surrounding the compression of the image data. JPEG is actually an acronym for Joint Photographic Experts Group, the group that ...

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Batch converting PNG to JPG in linux

Does anyone know a good way to batch-convert a bunch of PNGs into JPGs in linux? (I'm using Ubuntu). A png2jpg binary that I could just drop into a shell script would be ideal.
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Meaningful thumbnails for a Video using FFmpeg

FFmpeg can capture images from videos that can be used as thumbnails to represent the video. Most common ways of doing that are captured in the FFmpeg Wiki. But, I don't want to pick random frames at ...
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JPEG vs PNG vs BMP vs GIF vs SVG

I would like to know which one of these formats requires less memory for the same quality of the picture, and what are the main differences between these formats.
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Stop Windows 8 from converting wallpapers to low quality JPGs

Hello, visitor from the future! If you landed here because you're as annoyed as I am, consider voting for this thingy on Microsoft's Uservoice page for Windows 10. Turns out that Microsoft truly ...
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How can I make Windows Paint save by default as JPEG format?

Every time I want to save an image I've pasted into the Paint application, it chooses a BMP/DIB format (which is the worst for saving things from the clipboard). How can I hack Paint into defaulting ...
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How to convert a photo to a black and white image by ImageMagick?

How can I convert a JPEG photo to black and white (not grayscale) image like output of a FAX scanner, by ImageMagick?
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How to save duplicate images in Excel to different JPEGs

I have an Excel sheet with images which are stored as objects in one column and product names in another. I was trying to extract all the images to JPEG files. I was able to achieve this by saving the ...
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Editing JPEG EXIF properties

How can I edit EXIF properties of JPEG files on a Windows machine? Some image editing utilities handle the Rotation property wrong, which leaves me needing to make manual edits after rotating images ...
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OS X: How to perform a lossless crop of a JPEG image?

I'm looking for a simple way to losslessly crop JPEGs on OS X. Particularly, is there some way to get Preview to perform a lossless crop?
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IE 8 likes to save photos as BMP when the photo is JPG. How to solve this?

When I use FF or Chrome to look at photos on Facebook, and save the photos to the hard drive, the photos will be saved as JPG, which is what the photo is originally. But once in a while when IE 8 is ...
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What meta-information is contained in an image file?

I'm wondering what information is contained in an image file like JPEG or PNG. I know that most of them contain a metadata file, but anything else other than that? Anything relates to the license ...
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How to automatically rotate images based on EXIF data?

I know how to do it manually. Now I would like to automate that based on EXIF data. I already have exiftool installed, but looks like it can only read the data, but can not rotate the image. There is ...
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How to find the JPG quality?

When I save a JPG file with GIMP, I can adjust the quality I save it at, from 0-100 (I use 89). It seems like I've used an app to see what this number was on saved file but if I did I can't for the ...
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Batch convert multiple PDF to Image on Mac

What would be the quickest way to convert a bunch of pdf files to jpeg files? I know I can open Preview and Save As image, but that could take a long time.
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How can multiple image TIFF files be converted to JPEG files?

How can multiple image TIFF files be converted to JPEG files in a batch manner? Update 1: convert on Linux (part of ImageMagick) as suggested by Miss Cellanie and glallen worked. It was ...
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best freeware for doing batch conversion of jpg to png [closed]

Which is the best freeware for converting jpg files in different folder to png in a batch process on a windows xp?
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convert serveral image files to a single djvu file

Suppose I have serveral BMP image file, say 001.bmp, 002.bmp,..., 100.bmp. I want to convert these files to a single djvu file, whose first page is the content of 001.bmp, the second page is the ...
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Can we change size of an JPEG image with out decoding and re-encoding it?

I want to convert a 640x480 JPEG image to 320x240. I know it can be done by decoding the JPEG image into raw YCbCr, scale it and re-encode it into JPEG. But is it possible possible with JPEG encoding ...
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Append JPG to MPG Video ffmpeg/mencoder

I've found a lot of solutions for creating a video from a folder of jpgs, in this case a time lapse stream of photos from a camera. Thats easy, but seems to waste a lot of computing power ...
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Use ffmpeg for JPEG to TIFF conversion

I would like to use Tesseract OCR with a video. With ffmpeg I can export some (.jpeg) images from a video. Can I convert a .jpeg into a valid .tiff or export directly .tiff images from the video with ...
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How to compress / reduce the size of JPEG photos for archiving? [closed]

I have 50,000 high resolution JPEG photos, where a couple of them might occasionally be needed, about once a year. I wanted to zip them to save disk space, except that zipping gives no space benefit -...
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Suggestions on how to repair corrupt files

( Warning, sample images are slightly NSFW; tattoo work shows a little bit of boob. ) Previously I had a Mac OS X sparse-bundle dmg and used DropBox on two computers. I would add to my secure sparse-...
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Incomplete jpg or image files?

One of my tools didn't work properly and i have a lot of image files that isn't complete (50%, 70, it varies). What is a command line tool or lib (C++ or .NET, .NET preferred if not command line) to ...
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How to convert MS Word 2007 file into JPG file?

How do I convert an MS Word 2007 file into a JPG file? I need a method that will work off-line for Windows XP, preferably that does not require installing software.