psd A .psd extension file is an image file created with the help of Adobe Photoshop. PSD is the default extension used for saving a Photoshop Image which can have either a single or multiple layers which can be worked individually even after having saved the file. The file can also be saved in other formats like .jpg, .tiff, .gif or other imaging formats but if a user wants to edit the individual layers later, it is necessary to save the .psd file without overwriting it while converting it to another format. Converting a .psd extension file into an image file in another format flattens the image so that it can be viewed as a regular image. The images created using this extension are of a very high resolution and the quality in terms of clarity is extremely good as compared to other commonly used image formats like .jpg, .png or .bmp.
jpg The .jpg filename extension refers to digital photography files or digital images that are associated with the JPEG file format specification. The joint photographic experts group, or JPEG for short, is a file format from the 'lossy image' class of image formats. Many devices including smartphones with inbuilt cameras and professional digital SLR cameras support the JPEG/Exif file format natively. Such support allow images captured on these devices to be stored directly into the jpg format without conversion. Efforts towards standardization of the JPEG format first begun in 1992 with ISO/IEC 10918-1:1994