PNG is a high-quality graphics format – generally higher in quality than JPEGs, which are compressed to save space. The PNG format uses lossless compression and is generally considered a replacement to the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF format).

What is the difference between JPG and PNG?

This format uses an image compression method that was defined in ISO/IEC standard 10918-1 in 1992. The name JPEG stands for the Joint Photographic Experts Group that developed this standard. File extensions are normally limited to three characters, so JPG was agreed upon as the extension for JPEG image files. What is PNG?

What are the main attributes of a PNG image?

The main attributes of a PNG image are: Larger file size. One of the reasons why JPEG images are widely used on the web is the friendly file size. PNG images undergo a different type of image compression that reduces the file size, but not to the same degree as a JPG file.

Should I use PNG or JPEG for transparent images?

If you require transparency, you’ll definitely want to opt for a PNG. File compression for a PNG is lossless. Like the term indicates, lossless compression retains all of the data contained in the file, within the file, during the process.

How do I convert an image file to png?

Once your image file is saved as a JPEG you can easily convert it to a PNG (on a Mac it’s as straightforward as changing the file extension). You can also use Shutterstock Editor to create designs or edit photos and export them in the image format of your choice. The process is intuitive and hassle-free.