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?)