When to use JPEG, GIF & PNG

Sometimes when I’m talking about sharing photos socially, I tell you to save them as a .PNG if there are words involved. Or I might indicate that an animated ad is a .GIF. But I don’t think I’ve ever fully explained why.

Well, now I don’t have to.

The nice folks at whoishostingthis.com did a great job explaining everything in this article and infographic Know Your File Types: When to Use JPEG, GIF, & PNG. (Except I think they’re pronouncing GIF incorrectly. Remember this guy?)

Know Your File Types: When to Use JPEG, GIF, & PNG - Via Who Is Hosting This: The Blog

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Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she’s a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type.

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