A JPG file is a raster image file widely used across digital photography. JPG files are ideal for uploading and sharing online because of their small size and can be used and read by pretty much any program across computers and mobile devices. It’s the most widely used image compression format in the world and the default format for a lot of digital cameras and smartphone cameras. This is generally because they are very compressed without losing a huge amount of data. If you interact with any kind of digital photos, you’ll come across JPGs.
TIFF - Tagged Image File Format - is a raster image that contains a lot of data and is generally extremely high quality. Because of this, the file size tends to be quite large, so it’s not an easy file to upload or share quickly. You’ll likely come across TIFF files in professional photography and when you scan high-quality images, but it’s not something ever used in web graphics. It’s one of the highest quality image file types available, so use it when you’re planning on printing photos at a very high quality or scaling them up to a massive size. Think billboard advertising and other huge printed photographs.
A JPG image is a very widely used file type across the internet and a common image type for digital photography. Its compression means it can retain image detail while having a fairly small file size, making it perfect for storing lots of photos on a hard drive and in cloud storage. In contrast, a TIFF is an extremely high-quality image file designed for printing. Raw photos taken on a digital camera are often TIFF files. File conversions in WinZip take just a few moments, so converting an image from a JPG into a TIFF is quick and easy.
WinZip is more than just a JPG to TIFF converter. We built WinZip to convert multiple file formats, including the formats below.