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When to Use PNG Images and Not JPEG

Posted by David  •  Apr 24th, 2011 2:11:29 pm - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: They Tech Guy - Live


This article explains when and when not to use JPEG in comparison to a PNG file. I personally use JPEG only because speed to me is more important than the pretty of an image. (only for serving this blog to my users)

When to Use PNG and not JPEG:
  • Use PNG for Illustrations
  • Use PNG for Screenshots
  • Use PNG for Text
  • Use PNG for WebComics where bright graphics are impordent
  • Use PNG on Graphs
  • Use PNG on Logos

    Use JPEG only when you are displaying an image that was NOT created by a computer program. Eg: Photoshop, Illustrator, Gimp, etc. So what is an image that was not created by a computer program? Well, for the most part a digital camera, scanned photos, and other portrait type images. Keep in mind that PNG files are usually larger in disk size, and should not be used to replace JPEG for digital photos.

    Many thanks to for the illustration.

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