Mar 07, 2016

What’s the difference between lossy and lossless compression?

Lossless and lossy compression are terms that describe whether or not, in the compression of a file, all original data can be recovered when the file is uncompressed.

With lossless compression, every single bit of data that was originally in the file remains after the file is uncompressed.

Lossy compression reduces a file by permanently eliminating certain information, especially redundant information.

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