What’s The Difference Between a PNG and a JPG?

What's the difference between a PNG and a JPG?

JPG files are a commonly known and used file type. mostly used for photos. A PNG can have transparency and is perfect for logos and slide shows. So, What’s the difference between a PNG and a JPG?

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A Visual Example of the difference

a JPG file can not have transparency

How to use these files?

JPG files… best for Photos

Most commonly used for photos and graphics with a lot of different colors, the JPG file format is a favorite choice only due to its compression and common use. 

  • Photos for websites
  • Multi-color graphics for websites
  • Archival quality for photos
  • Flat graphics

PNG files… best for Logos

The PNG file supports transparency, including gradient transparency. Most commonly used for websites, video, and slideshows, where there’s a need to have the background show through.

  • Logos for websites
  • Flat graphics
  • Graphics with transparency
  • Photos for websites
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