Learn When to Use JPEG, GIF, or PNG with This Graphic

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

 The graphic comes from Who Is Hosting This and is meant to help us choose the right file type when saving an image. JPEG’s ability to reduce file size up to 15% without losing quality makes it useful for web pages (faster uploads and less storage space usage)—especially for colorful photos. GIF files alows for transparency and animation; they’re best for simple images with few colors. PNG is great for logos and might be more attractive than JPEG and GIF, depending on if file size is an issue or not.

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