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It depends on what you need it for. JPG is a lossy format. PNG is the successor to GIF and is a much better format. PNG-8 only supports 256 colors, PNG-24 supports many more (16 million I believe).

This may give you a bit more information on your question:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_file...ic_file_formats

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PNG is different from JPG.

For photographs taken with a camera, JPG is a better choice.

For graphics that you have made on the computer, PNG is often a better choice.

Hmm, wasn't aware of that, thanks for the tip Eldmannen.

Cheers :hmm:

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PNG is different from JPG.

For photographs taken with a camera, JPG is a better choice.

For graphics that you have made on the computer, PNG is often a better choice.

Hmm, wasn't aware of that, thanks for the tip Eldmannen.

Cheers :hmm:

Me too, but what if you have to keep working on and saving a jpg image from a camera?

You are going to end up losing so much of the image each time you save.

Is this where tiff comes in to play?

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Me too, but what if you have to keep working on and saving a jpg image from a camera?

You are going to end up losing so much of the image each time you save.

Is this where tiff comes in to play?

Yes, if you save a photo many times in .jpg format, it will decrease in quality over time.

I guess you could save it in .bmp format while you are working on it.

I am not so familiar with the TIFF format.

JPG is a lossy file format, its good in images such as photos where there are much colors that fade and shadows. In these type of images, you often don't notice that its lossy.

With images such as screenshots however, its bad to save in JPG because you immediately notice that its lossy because it gives a distorted look. PNG here is a good choice and does good with straight lines, strong contrasts, etc.

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