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What is the best format??- Jpeg,Gif or Png

Discussion in 'Graphics & Multimedia' started by Zaizen, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hey dpeers,

    Long time i'm not here because of busy with some projects..:D

    I have some q's in my mind..always trigger me..what do your best format you choose for your graphics?? what do you choose that..:)

    Thanks for any replying..
    Zaizen, Jan 23, 2007 IP
  2. intothemiddle

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    Hey Zaizen,

    Image file type depends upon a few factors. The simplest way to work out what file type to use for what image is, if it contains many colours use JPEG, if it has a small palette of colours use GIF. I tend to always use JPEG or GIF for the web, if I'm creating a file (and I usually use fireworks) and save PNGs to store all the original data so I can go back to edit.

    It will come down to a degree of personal preference, along with a few exceptions to the rule, but these come down to experimentation and experience.
    intothemiddle, Jan 23, 2007 IP
  3. Jonathan Hue

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    Yah size and dimensions are equaly proportional to quality!!

    I would prefer PNG
    Jonathan Hue, Jan 23, 2007 IP
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    #4
    png is mostly lossless and supports alpha transparency (not in older IE)
    png is the best for small images, dynamic drop shadows... things like that
    gifs are for low # of colors
    jpgs are for detailed colorful things.
    Turpentine, Jan 23, 2007 IP
  5. SEO Guru

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    It depends on what use you have to put it to, IMHO.
    gif for animated images,
    jpg for bigger graphics,
    png for small and repeatedly used graphics
    thats how I use them...
    SEO Guru, Jan 23, 2007 IP
  6. Zaizen

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    Thanks guys...good info!:D
    Zaizen, Jan 23, 2007 IP
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    #7
    i stopped using Gifs in my web work about a year ago and use 8-bit PNG in its place. However for photographs, i still use JPG as 24-bit PNGs tend to be a bit too big in size to be used on the web.
    jbladeus, Jan 25, 2007 IP
  8. Ginger Ninja

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    Like mentioned above it just depends on how many colours the image actually has... I also check the differences between png, gif and jpg in terms of quality and file size.


    There are hacks to get around that but it involves a lot of code.
    Ginger Ninja, Jan 25, 2007 IP
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    #9
    I think .png is the file of the future when compared to gif. Open source developers tend to favor .png as far as I can tell. But they all get the job done so it probably doesn't matter too much since everyone supports all of them.
    Wal-Martian, Jan 25, 2007 IP
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    Well....hmmmm. I like PNG. Bright colours would be the explaination.:)
    superboysahil, Jan 25, 2007 IP
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    #11
    They all have different applications.
    Forsh, Jan 27, 2007 IP
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    #12
    Exactly like he said it.
    Myr, Jan 27, 2007 IP
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    #13
    I use mainly .jpg.
    Tehy, Jan 27, 2007 IP
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    I prefer .gif little sized.
    Merchant, Jan 27, 2007 IP
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    #15
    I use JPEG for web graphics. But also save a PNG copy before converting it to JPEG. PNG helps me retain a higher quality copy of the image, but the file size becomes too large for web uses.

    -ARonald
    ARonald, Jan 27, 2007 IP
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    #16
    It depends on what you plan to use the graphics for, for a banner I use jpeg, for site design in general I usually use gif unless something requires a lot of coloration, I use png for images with transparent areas. I rarely use bmp because of the huge file size.

    :).
    pr0xy122, Jan 27, 2007 IP
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    #17
    GIF for animated or an image that you want with a smaller file size.

    Jpeg or Png for large graphics, I prefer png since they usually are better quality.
    BLaZeR, Jan 28, 2007 IP