Image Formats

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What's the difference between JPG and PNG image formats?

Generally speaking, the difference is negligible.  JPG files are compressed using a method that degrades the quality of the image to create much smaller files.  This is done in a way that preserves as much image quality as possible, but if you're going for very small files, there is a noticable degridation in quality.  For highest quality, use PNG.  For good quality vs. file size, use JPG.

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Last update: 2006-08-15 21:14
Author: Matt
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