Infographic: When to use JPEG, GIF, and PNG when saving images

Whether you’re saving images for print or web, it can be tough to know exactly which filetype is the best to use–especially if you’re trying to save space on image files. 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.

This is why Who Is Hosting This has created an infographic that lets us know exactly which file type is the best to use. On your own computer, it’s easy to just keep all your files as they are and upgrade your storage space or buy an external hard drive if you need it, but when you’re dealing with image files online, there are a lot more factors to complicate matters. Big files don’t just take up a lot of space, they also take up bandwidth and increase download times. And if the important images on your website aren’t loading fast enough for your visitors, that’s going to impact your bottom line and visitor’s patience.

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 infographic below. Like this post if it helps.


Source: http://www.whoishostingthis.com/blog/2014/12/06/jpeg-gif-png/


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