Compression ratio

What is Compression ratio?

Compression ratio meaning in Digital terms is The ratio of a files uncompressed size over its compressed size. A file compressed ten-fold over its uncompressed size would be described as having a ten-to-one compression, expressed as 10:1. Some formats such as JPEG and JPEG 2000 allow the user to specify the compression ratio.


reference: Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative – Glossary