Rotating JPG Files in Explorer Cause Loss of Progressive Format

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When you rotate a Progressive format .jpg image in Microsoft Windows Explorer, the .jpg file may revert to Standard Compression (Baseline) format.


To resolve this issue, open the .jpg image in a third-party image editing program, and then re-save the image by using Progressive format.


Progressive formatting allows .jpg images to be displayed incrementally in browser windows over slow Internet connections. When a .jpg file is rotated in the Windows Explorer image preview feature, this functionality is not retained.


Article ID: 270625 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 1.2
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