Lunch atop a (Springfield) skyscraper

Lunch atop a (Springfield) skyscraper
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It looks like the term losee is most likely a typo, but for what it is worth, here is the answer that I ended up discovering. The possible file formats were jpeg tiff psd dng And the answer was jpeg.


As you know, digital images are a paint-by-numbers system. This is binary math using only two digits, the zero (0) and the one (1). The word digit is Latin for finger, and its root comes from the fact that we often count using our digits. The bottom line is: a digital image file can contain a googolplex of digits. How nice it would be if we could figure out ...


"Lossy" refers to lossy compression. The most significant format using this is JPEG. Lossy compression is a slight misnomer. What actually happens in JPEG conversion is that the data is slightly modified to facilitate better compression. The actual compression of the modified data is not, itself, lossy ( typically it's Huffman encoding ). The ...


I'm 99.99% sure that this is just a typo for "lossy". I've never heard of the term "losee" and can't find it in search, either. Especially if it just appears in a review question and not in the rest of the text — it's probably just an error. A lossy format, of course, is one which discards (hopefully mostly imperceptible) information in order to achieve a ...

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