This is a format that is used to store RAW photos on Sony digital cameras without the use of compression. It contains the complete set of information that was captured by the camera's sensors through the lens when shooting with minimum adjustments. The opportunities for post-editing depend on the camera model and lens. ARW files can be created and edited in the ArtStudio Image software.
JPG extension was assigned to the image files. Many photos and web graphics are saved in JPG. In order to compress many bitmaps are saved in .jpg, that makes it easier to transfer and download these files on the Internet. JPG format based on the 24-bit color palette, the higher the level of compression applied to create the file JPG, the greater the decompression effect on image quality.