Art Gallery by Suzanne

Palm Beach  Florida

About Suzanne Simmons Smith

Saving a picture in GIF or JPEG format

Two common formats for saving pictures for use on Web pages are GIF and JPEG :

  • GIF format works best for line drawings, such as clip art, that contain up to 256 colors, and for pictures that use large blocks of solid color. GIF format uses lossless compression to reduce your picture's file size. When you save a picture as a .gif file, you can decide whether to keep the transparent areas of your picture or convert those areas to a solid color.

  • JPEG format works best on photographs and scanned pictures that use True Color or smooth gradations of color. JPEG format uses lossy compression to  reduce your picture’s file size, so you’ll notice that the picture quality decreases as the file size becomes smaller. When you save a picture as a .jpg file, the transparent areas in your picture are converted to a solid color.