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JPEG vs GIF vs PNG

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A short slideshow explaining the differences between these image formats

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JPEG vs GIF vs PNG

  1. 1. JPEG vs. GIF vs. PNG What’s the difference?
  2. 2. JPEG
  3. 3. JPEG <ul><li>Stands for “Joint Photographics Expert Group“ </li></ul><ul><li>Used to compress photos and complex images </li></ul><ul><li>The information that is lost is mostly what humans can’t see </li></ul>
  4. 4. JPEG <ul><li>Uses small squares of shaded colours called pixels </li></ul><ul><li>Not good for letters, drawings or simple graphics, as there is nothing to get rid of </li></ul>
  5. 5. GIF
  6. 6. GIF <ul><li>“ Graphics Interchange Format” </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t remove any quality when compressing </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple images can be combined to create simple GIF animations </li></ul>
  7. 7. GIF <ul><li>Only good for simple graphics, as it only supports 256 colours </li></ul><ul><li>Can also be edited to be transparent, allowing background images/text to show through </li></ul>
  8. 8. Animated GIFs
  9. 9. PNG
  10. 10. PNG <ul><li>“ Portable Network Graphics” </li></ul><ul><li>Upgraded version of GIF, as it can be the same quality but 20-25% smaller </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t support animation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Summary <ul><li>JPEG: used to compress complex images by creating coloured pixels, but reduces quality </li></ul><ul><li>GIF: used to compress simple images without loss of quality, but only supports 256 colours </li></ul><ul><li>PNG : upgraded version of GIF but doesn’t support animation </li></ul>

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