progressive jpeg?

Posted on 2007-04-02
Last Modified: 2008-03-10
I have a jpeg image, and I want to work out if it is progressive, or not. Is this possible?
I've tried opening it in Photoshop, but couldn't find anywhere where it has this sort of information.
Any ideas?

Appreciate any help.
Question by:mkofahl
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Expert Comment

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Good question. I tooled around a little with it, but I couldn't find any way to determine it in photoshop either.

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if you want to make it progressive, just save it as one.  then you will know!  :)
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Tom Ray earned 125 total points
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ImageMagick ( has a nice tool called 'identify' ( that can be used to tell if an image is progressive.

from the command line:

identify -verbose FILENAME|grep -i interlace

if the result is anything but "none", then it is a progressive jpg. 'identify' can tell you all sorts of things about an image's encoding.
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ID: 18847568
Thanks sibgig!
I knew there must be a way to do it, but I just couldn't work it out.

Appreciate your help.
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by:Tom Ray
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glad i could help
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Thats good to know, I guess. You would think Photoshop would be able to do this too!

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