jpegs lose quality?

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  1. JohnMF

    JohnMF TPF Noob!

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    Do .jpg images lose quality with age?

    Its just that i opened a couple of old (about 2 years) .jpg photos i had on my hard drive and noticed that the picture quality wasnt as good as i remember it being. There was artifacts and noise on them.

    Im i going mad or do they degrade with age?
     
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    no file format degrades with age but JPEG is a "lossy" format to everytime you "save as" .jpg you are losing more data as it compresses the file.

    I suspect that you have developed a better eye over the last 2 years for the kinds of artifacts that jpeg compression leaves behind.
     

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