Image format for downloading in stages

After speaking with my project manager about our mobile site, she said she had read somewhere that there is an image format that allows an image to download in stages so it’s quality gets better as the image is loading (it’s meant to speed up a site somehow).

Does anyone know what she is on about and if this is possible to do using photoshop and a jpg?


Save as a JPEG and select PROGRESSIVE in the save options. You can also select a number of ‘scans’ to adjust how low the resolution starts off and therefore how gradually the JPEG will get from low resolution to full resolution.

It’s worth noting that this is a very old school method and was only really relevant in the days of slow internet connections. Most internet connections are so fast now that you won’t even see the scans, just the final full resolution image.

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