Know When to Use Image File Types: JPEG, GIF & PNG

Know When to Use Image File Types: JPEG, GIF & PNG



When working with digital image files, certain file types may be better than others, depending on what your targets are. This infographic showcases the best uses for JPEG, GIF, and PNG file formats.

The infographic below from Who Is Hosting This that lets us know exactly which file type is the best to use when saving images. JPEG’s ability to reduce file size up to 15% without losing quality makes it useful for web pages, especially facebook, for faster upload.

PNG is great for logos and might be more attractive than JPEG and GIF, complex images like photographs if file size is not an issue. GIF file allows for transparency and animation; they’re best for simple images with few colors.

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  • et50

    The bullet points describing png don’t make sense.