How should I save an image Jpeg or Gif or Png

27 Oct

While saving images there are two things to be considered. First One is Image quality and the second is Image size. If you are not worried about both then it wont be a problem in selecting an file type. All the 3 basic image types accepted in web are having their own advantages and disadvantages. In few cases there is no chance of skipping a particular file type like if an image is a animated one then its a must we should use Gif and if an image has gradient edges then its a must we should use PNG.
Things given below should be considered before saving images depending upon the usage whether to go with Jpeg or Gif or Png.

Image Quality is important:

  • Image consists of Text – Gif
  • Image has Transparent background with colors less than 256 and orientation is either Square or Rectangle – Gif
  • Image is irregular shaped with gradient edges – PNG

Image Size is important

  • Image has no transparency required – Jpeg
  • Image has less than 256 colors – Gif

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  1. rajeshreddy1189

    December 3, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Hi, this article about image save, its very common think also simple mistake use to do. its good tips to learn….

    • admin

      December 6, 2010 at 8:40 am

      Thanks. Visit often :)