Image Formats

ID #1001

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.

Ready to Resize? Go to Resizr, the Image Resizer.

Related entries:

Last update: 2006-08-15 21:14
Author: Matt
Revision: 1.0

Select language:

Digg it! Share on Facebook Print this record Send FAQ to a friend Show this as PDF file
Propose a translation for Propose a translation for
Please rate this FAQ:

Average rating: 3.19 (42 Votes)

completely useless 1 2 3 4 5 most valuable