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GIF, JPEG, PNG? Short answer

Did you ever struggle with this choice? Did you wonder what’s the difference? Some people obviously do.

Let’s explore these image formats. And let’s start with a simple rule of thumb:

GIF format is suitable for “simple” images: those without many details or colours

JPG or JPEG format is best suited for photographs

PNG is for everything else and between. If you are not sure – use PNG format.

Of cause, we are talking about publishing images: otherwise, you can store them in any format your editor suggests. It’s only when you upload an image to your web site, or insert it into some software, that you’d have to worry if that default format is the best choice.

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