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Nifty Graphic Shows You When To Save Your Images As JPG, PNG, GIF Or SVG
By Mikelle Leow, 09 Aug 2019
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You know when to use Adobe’s Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign, and you’re probably aware of the differences between a font and typeface. Now, it’s time to distinguish the most suitable file type to save your work in.
Allen Hsu, contributor of the UX Collective, has put together a simple flowchart describing the differences between JPG, PNG, GIF and SVG file types.
In short, the guide suggests to:
Use JPG for large photographs to reduce their file size.
Use PNG for smaller photographs or transparent, non-moving images.
Use SVG for vectors.
Use GIF for moving images or graphics without gradients.
You can click on the graphic below to view the flowchart in full.
[via UX Collective, images via various sources]
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