When saving an image in JPEG, GIF or PNG?

When saving an image in JPEG, GIF or PNG?

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Do not know when to keep your image as JPEG, GIF or PNG? This handy infographic gives you the necessary information about each format and why should we keep it so. In addition, the infographic also shows us some useful data, pros and cons and best: tips to use.


Lightweight size, extension JPG / JPEG compatible across multiple platforms and programs. The standard of most cameras. It supports 16 million colors. Is a compression method where information is lost par save space , so the small size / weight. For web should use 65-75% compression

Best Use: static images, photographs, complex colors, light / dark colors.


It was created by CompuServe in 1987 and allows the use of a transparent color (for images with transparent background) which does not have the JPEG. Limited to 256 colors instead of millions of colors. The great advantage of the GIF, however, is that they can be animated. Has limitations and the result of an animated GIF is usually a large file, but given your level of compatibility, is what many end up choosing.

Best uses: animations, web graphics with few colors, small icons, simple images.


Lossless compression data (lossless). PNG also permits an alpha channel; ie also allows transparency as GIFs. We have two formats, PNG-8 which is similar to the GIF to allow 256 colors, while the PNG-24 supports 16 million colors (such as JPEG). As a method of lossless compression, files are heavier, but do not sacrifice information, and there is no quality loss after multiple saved image

Best Use:  pictures on the web as logos that have transparencies, complex images such as photographs where size does not matter that is crucial.




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