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Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by Chimarto(f): 4:08pm On Feb 01, 2015
We would have often noticed different types of image files saved by the name of JPEG, PNG or GIF in our system’s memory but were never bothered to know what these are. But let us tell you the most important thing about them which is they consume lot of space in our system.



Even when we are downloading some image files, we hardly find its file type or film format. We just simply save these images in any of the formats. We were never bothered to know what is the difference between various files like JPEG, PNG and GIF image types. Even if we wanted to know, there was hardly any source to answer our queries..right? So here we are to tell you all you need to know about them. Without making a start, we would like to tell you that they vary majorly from each other in terms of file size. There is a massive difference in terms of its functionality and usage. Here the main difference lies while using them while designing for the web.



KNOW YOUR IMAGE TYPES AND THEIR FUNCTIONAL AREAS

If we talk in terms of sizes, we woould find that JPEG is much larger than the other two and it is widely used for the distribution via web or email because it gives you ample detail while being very efficient.

While on the other hand the other two files called GIF and PNG are both less heavier files but still can be used efficiently for images with large areas. As far as support is concerned, GIF is supported by all web browsers while PNG is not supported by all the browsers as it was developed as a free alternative to GIF.

If we look at the usage, we will find tat JPEG image format is used for the representation of still images, photographs and different types of shadings of dark and light. On the other side, PNG image file format is often used for the creation of logos that involves transparency and fading. GIF format is used in animations. There are many more differences which can only be identified by image experts.

For instance, GIF is not lossy like JPEG that can radically alter an image for the worse but in some cases can give an interesting effect to the image.

Because of this non lossy format, GIF can be used to keep tight lines on typography and also on geometric shapes.

GIF is not ideal for modern photography because of very limited color tables and small sizes but these small sizes are sometimes of great use especially where JPEG can not fit in because of its massive size.

PNG is excellent for transparency and ideal for screen shot software.



So this was all which was necessary for you to know as a user or as some on who has interest in photography. Knowing this is enough for you to use these image format at their proper places. Sharevthi with your friends, it might be of their use and yes, do not forget to give us feed back be it a question or a comment. Would love to hear you.

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Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by missdebs(f): 1:11am On Feb 02, 2015
this is rather informative, could we hav this on fp pls

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Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by Nobody: 8:15am On Feb 02, 2015
Nice one

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Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by simdam500(m): 12:45pm On Feb 02, 2015
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Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by yuzjet(m): 1:09pm On Feb 02, 2015
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Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by laprince(m): 1:10pm On Feb 02, 2015
Great info
Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by jingh(f): 1:10pm On Feb 02, 2015
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Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by tdayof(m): 1:10pm On Feb 02, 2015
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Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by adexsimply(m): 1:10pm On Feb 02, 2015
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Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by Sokrates(m): 1:10pm On Feb 02, 2015
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Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by Nobody: 1:11pm On Feb 02, 2015
I knw but thanks tho.
Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by passionate88: 1:11pm On Feb 02, 2015
Thank
Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by Babysho(m): 1:12pm On Feb 02, 2015
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Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by lordraiden(m): 1:12pm On Feb 02, 2015
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fp tinz,nice info
Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by delikay4luv: 1:12pm On Feb 02, 2015
This topic is better than those flaunting curves. Thanks @op

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Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by eke419: 1:12pm On Feb 02, 2015
Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by Nobody: 1:14pm On Feb 02, 2015
I really don't know the difference. Picture na picture. Who cares what it is called?

Abegi!

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Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by avistrokez: 1:14pm On Feb 02, 2015
good to know
Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by englishmart(m): 1:14pm On Feb 02, 2015
ok. What about GMB, PEJ, SLS, format?
Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by olahero(m): 1:14pm On Feb 02, 2015
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Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by datguru: 1:15pm On Feb 02, 2015
Nice share
Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by Frankgeek(m): 1:15pm On Feb 02, 2015
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Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by Chikabel: 1:16pm On Feb 02, 2015
Really informative. Thanks OP
Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by kayultimate(m): 1:17pm On Feb 02, 2015
Okay
Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by MrHighSea: 1:20pm On Feb 02, 2015
4kup! i read all of it. Could av just looked at dos pictures, dy explain everytin.
Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by idlatest(m): 1:21pm On Feb 02, 2015
As a web developer you must know all these
Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by Whobedatte(m): 1:22pm On Feb 02, 2015
I was told not to send JPEG format sometime ago but coreldraw format because he's finding it difficult to edit and some other things
Pls explain the coreldraw format?
Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by acaciakay: 1:24pm On Feb 02, 2015
Nice nd intellignt topic... Takin coka cola while readin d post.
Re: Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF Image Format by Estimable(m): 1:25pm On Feb 02, 2015
Nice Info

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