How To Upload JPG Files

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One of the most popular image formats in existence is the Joint Photographic Experts Group or JPEG. Many pictures from digital cameras are JPEG files. JPEG files are good for compression, but still keep the quality very high. File sizes tend to be higher than that of a GIF or PNG file, but few wish to sacrifice the quality.

If you wish to share the pictures from your camera, or other JPEG files from your computer, there are many ways of getting them to other people. Here are a few tips to upload your JPEG file.

  1. Send files as an attachment through email.
    Most email programs and websites offer ways to attach your photos. When you are writing your email, look for a button or look in the file menu for "attach files."  Most of the time, a new window will come up. Then you click 'browse' and find your files to upload. Since you are uploading an image with your email, your email will now take longer to send, depending on the size of your file.
  2. Use a free online service to store your files.
    There are many free sites to upload your photos to. Photobucket is one of the most popular, though you can only upload up to a certain file size if you are using a free account. If you pay for the service, you can upload an image equivalent to one gigabyte big. To use these sites, you need to sign up with a valid email account, and create a password and give them some information. If you prefer not to sign up, there are several sites that just have a one click upload. These sites are ImageShack  and These sites do randomly take down photos and aren't as reliable. If you want a lot of storage and reliability, it's a good idea to pay for your service.
  3. Send your images through a chat program.
    Many chat programs (such as AIM, and Yahoo! Messenger) offer ways of showing a picture to a person you are talking to. Most of the time, you will see a small button in your chat window that looks like a picture. Click on it and it will either allow you to browse for your file, or it will directly connect to your friend, which makes sharing files easier.

If you see the 'browse' button and you are looking for your files, go find the folder in which you stored them. If your file is too big, many sites will resize them to an adequate file size. Sending through email won't resize them, but the larger the file, the longer it will take to send and receive. Plus some people might have mailboxes that are a certain size, and a large file might fill their mailbox up.


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Had been learning how to do this. Thanks for the help.

By Mary Norton