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How do you convert images to JPEG format?

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Digital images can be converted to JPEG format by using built-in graphics painting programs, pre-installed photo-imaging software or free online image converters. The conversion process may result in a loss of visual quality in the final product.

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The JPEG format, developed by the Joint Photographic Experts Group, is a standard file compression method used in digital imaging. It is a popular format for the storage and transfer of pictures on the Internet. Images saved in another file format can be converted to JPEG format using an associated file extension, including ".jpeg," ".jpg," ".jfif" or ".jpe."

Built-in programs, such as Microsoft's Paint, provides a convenient way to convert images to JPEG.

  1. Open Windows Photo Gallery
  2. Click the "Start" button. Select "All Programs" and then "Windows Photo Gallery." Choose the image to be converted.

  3. Open Paint
  4. Select "Open" and then click "Paint." Wait for the image to load up on Paint.

  5. Convert the image
  6. Select "File" from the Paint menu. Click "Save As" and then "Save as type." Choose the desired JPEG file extension. Click "Save."

For those who have access to the Internet, free Web-based converters such as Office Converter also provide a quick and easy way in converting digital pictures to JPEG.

  1. Access Office Converter
  2. Use a search engine to find the link to Office Converter or type "www.office-converter.com" in the address bar. Click on the "Convert to JPG" option from the website's home page.

  3. Upload the image
  4. Select "Add files" and browse the computer for the picture to be converted. Click on the image and then select "Open."

  5. Convert the image
  6. Place a tick mark to the left of the image under the "My Files" heading. Click "Convert" under the "Actions" heading and then click "Download" to save the output.

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