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  • What are the full forms of JPEG, BMP, GIF and PNG extension of image?

    Learn the full forms of image extension types. How to convert one image extension into another?

    We normally heard JPEG, BMP, GIF and PNG file extension for an image. What are the full forms of each file extension type? What is the best way to convert all into other form of extension? Who governs the images extension and its types?
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  • Well, first things first - here is what these terms mean -

    1. JPEG - It stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. It is a group of experts that sets standards for computer images. Images produced using this standard are called JPEG ( pronounced Jay-Peg) images.

    2. BMP - BMP stands for Bitmap image. The BMP images are the basic image formats which later developed into the other formats.

    3. GIF - This stands for Graphics Interchange Format. This format supports animation and is generally used in animations for presentations.

    4. PNG - PNG stands for Portable Network Graphic. It is patent free and can be used by anybody.

    Now, for converting images from one format to another, you can use a wide variety of them like Picasa or Windows Live Photo Gallery.

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  • 1. JPEG : Its full form is Joint Photographic Experts Group. It is governed by the body of the same name.

    2. GIF : Its full form is Graphic Interchange Format. It is used in the animated pictures

    3. BMP : Its full form is Bitmap Image. It is the default file extension of MS-Paint and is governed by Microsoft.

    4. PNG : Its full form is Portable Network Graphic. It is mostly used by websites and blogs.

  • JPEG, GIF, BMP and PNG are said to be most used image extensions.

    1. JPEG :- Join Photographic Experts Group. This extension is said to be mostly used by Mobile Phones, etc. for saving images.

    2. GIF :- Graphic Interchange Format. If you are regular internet user then you may have seen picture ads which are changing pictures time to time. They use GIF format because with this you can easily join as many images you want and set the time interval in their change.

    3. BMP :- Bitmap Image. This extension was specially developed by Microsoft to be used by MS-Paint because it help it to easily save custom images.

    4. PNG :- Portable Network Graphics. It is mostly used on Internet due to its high compressing power.

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