In an interest to understand various file formats and how compression or storage is achieved, I shall learn myself (thats the best part) and try to put up a few posts. This shall also involve some file formats which actually do not involve any compression (typically in images and audio).
Some of the formats I definitely intend to cover are: Bitmap (.bmp), JPEG (.jpg), JPEG2000 (.j2k, .jp2), Graphics Interchange Format (.gif), Portable Network Graphics (.png), etc. for images. For audio, it will be WAV (.wav), MPEG-3 (.mp3) and Ogg Vorbis Audio (.ogg) and as many as I can possibly comprehend and put down in words for video 🙂
And then I would try to sum up the section with a comparison of the general formats if possible.