Graphic file formats: ¿Which one suits me better?
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Digital images are everywhere around us. They sneak in our mail inboxes, consume memory and space form our devices and waste our time while they load on the websites.
And with the wide range of file types out there, how do you know which format works best for you? There are hundreds available, each one with a specific use case, and making the right choice can be a bewildering experience if you’re not sure what you’re doing. But hey, don’t panic! We are here to lend you a hand.
First of all, here are some basic guidelines to help you make the right choice:
- If the images are destined for the Web or mobile, use JPEG, PNG, or GIF.
- If the images are to create a graphical asset on your web, use SVG.
- If the images are to be printed, choose TIFF.
- If you want flexibility in post processing your images, shoot in RAW.
And here is a comparison of most common image formats, the ones supported by our tools. If you want to know its best uses, check the cards.
Realistic images like photos
Printed and web photos
Web images and logos
Images including transparency
Images containing text
Web graphics with limited colors
Icons and animations
Simple images like line drawings
Heavy images with complex information
Images destined for print
Images containing layers
Images to store without losing details
Social media visuals
Now that you are an image-format connoisseur, you are ready to make the most of our editing tools.