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

When to Use JPEG, GIF, & PNG Image File Types infographic

Image file types are confusing to many people, but the Know Your File Types: When to Use JPEG, GIF, & PNG infographic from WhoIsHostingThis? Is here to save the day. Too many people just JPG image file because they don’t understand the differences.

Trying to save space on image files?

It can be tough to know exactly which filetype is the best to use. If you save your image as the wrong type, you could end up blurring a beautiful photo, losing all the detail of your logo, or turning a transparent background black.

If you’d like to know exactly which is the perfect image filetype to use for which images, and save a lot of space and bandwidth in the process while maintaining a quality image, check out the handy reference below for the facts.

Great topic for an infographic! A complex, confusing subject that needed the infographic design treatment to simplify the information.

The URL to the infographics landing page should be included in the footer so readers can find the original, full-size version from sites that don’t link back to the original source.

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Reader Comments (5)

Excellent post. How large can you print photos with this increase in resolution? Is there any way to print even larger photos? If you print most photos on Facebook at their current resolution you will probably be able to get a 4x6 and maybe a 5x7 in good quality without any enhancement to the photo.
December 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterfacebook poster
We just did a live training TODAY on how to use a free tool to create GIF images -- if I had seen your post beforehand, I would have told our viewers...
I'm going to pin this --- This is good stuff!

February 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle - The Blog Babes
It should be gif not Jif or should I start pronouncing graphics Jraphics I mean come on! I just went through the stupidest argument cause of this crapola. why not HIF? Hesus!
June 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterThe King
Right GIF is that what you need!
November 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterApotheka.lv
Well I have just started designing, I think GIF is some thing that is needed by most of the developers
November 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmber
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