What are the differences between file types?The three most common file types for web-based images are .jpeg, .png, and .gif. Here’s a rundown of what makes each other them different.
– JPEG images are ideal for files with gradients and allow for a smaller file size through compression
– PNG images are lossless, so they do not lose quality during editing, support transparency, and tend to be larger than jpegs
– GIF images are able to maintain a low file size while being able to support animation
A few other common file types like .pdf, .psd, and .ai, refer moreso to the format of the file and/or where it was created.
PDF – Incorporates all the elements of a printed document as an image that you can view, print, or send to someone else
– Refers to a file created in Adobe Photoshop
– Refers to a file created in Adobe Illustrator