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Dummies guide to image formats

posted May 3rd, 2008 by

Dummies guide to image formats

Choosing the right format depends on the task in hand, while some basic understanding of the underlying technologies will go a long way in getting the most from your image manipulation software.

The four most important file formats used on the web are the GIF (Graphics Interchange Format), JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) and the 8-bit or 24-bit PNG (Portable Network Graphics). Each of these formats has its own benefits, giving it a role in the creation of web graphics. more…