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Please note that our calculated image file size is just an estimate of the actual file size of the image file described. Computer files tend to have other data attached to them, including, but not limited to, the date the file was created, the name of the creator, and so on. But, for now, as an estimate of the image file size, we can say that it is around 921.6 KB. In our example above, we also used the SI decimal system to convert the data size, wherein 1000 byte is equivalent to 1 kilobyte. You can learn more about it in our download time calculator.

Where does the 1024 number come from? Well most numbers in computers are 2 to the power of X, and 1024 is 2 to the power of 10. That is because computers use the binary system - not the decimal. Of course you can represent the decimal or any other system on a computer, but at its core hardware level the computer uses the binary system. In 1998 IEC introduced new naming convention for the file sizes which now creates even more confusion. If you were using computers for a long time you may think that a megabyte is still 1024 kilobytes, but that is no longer the case. Megabyte is now 1000 kilobytes which on the other hand is one thousand bytes. The old multiples of 1024 units are now with new prefixes and mebibyte is 1024 kibibytes and a kibibyte is 1024 bytes. Changing something existing and well established and known by billions of people in my opinion is not a good idea, but it is my own personal position. It would be much less confusing to use new unit names, but that would not correspond to the metric system naming convention. There was no perfect solution so we have to get used to it. (Source: www.mindgems.com)

 

 

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