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What's the Difference Between JPG and PNG?

The first thing you should know is that JPG and PNG are two different formats. They look different, but they also process differently.

JPG is a lossy file format which means that when you save a jpg image, the image loses some of its quality. For example, if you were to convert an image from RGB to CMYK with Photoshop, the file would save as a jpg image.

PNG, on the other hand, is not a lossy format, so nothing will be lost. It's also superior in terms of size and performance.

Next, you must know that PNG uses 8 bits per channel (a bit represents one byte), while JPG uses 4 bits per channel for each color channel (red, green, blue). This means that an 8-bit PNG can have 256 times more colors than a jpg image of similar size.

Thirdly and most importantly: PNG supports transparency which means it can contain any color or gradation of colors and there is no limit to where the pixels can go in the file (e.g., you could use black as your background color). This makes it much more versatile than JPG which has a fixed palette for all images and cannot contain any other colors besides those in the palette (for example, white does not exist in JPG).

The Easiest Way to Convert A Jpg To PNG

PNG is an image format that supports transparency. The process for converting a jpg file to a png is simple. You should first open the jpg file you want to convert and then simply press Ctrl+A to select all of the image. Then, go to File>Export>PNG Format and save it in a new folder.

Tips for the Best Image Quality

The best image quality for a jpg file can be achieved by using the PNG format. PNG is a lossless image format that preserves all the image information in its original form. It uses less space than other formats, like jpg, gif, and png and produces smaller files. Converting your PNG file to JPG will reduce the size of your picture without losing any quality.

PNG also has some advantages over other formats, like transparency, which allows you to add more layers to your picture without worrying about making it look blurry or pixelated. Another advantage of using PNG is color depth. The higher the number of colors in an image, the better the quality of that picture will be. An example of this is a photograph with millions of colors throughout--you would want to use the PNG format for such an image if you want the best possible quality.


JPGs are great for photos and computer screens. But when you need to send a photo on the web or in an email, it's time for PNGs.

So, what exactly is the difference between JPG and PNG?

JPEG is a lossy file format, which means image quality will be reduced when you upload the image to your website.

PNG, on the other hand, is a lossless file format meaning it's more expressive than JPGs with better image quality.

So, next time you want to send a photo over email, upload a PNG file. It's easier than you think.