| Why is image compression so important to the Internet
savvy photographer? Image files, in an uncompressed form are very large.
And the Internet, especially for people using a 56k dialup modem, can be
relatively slow. This combination could seriously limit one of the Web's
most appreciated aspects - its ability to present images quickly and
easily. JPEG compressed images are universally recognized by all modern
browsers and support the millions of colors that are needed to make a
photograph look great on the web.