Jpeg, png, gif, svg…it has a certain rhythm 🤡
Shorthand for its creators – Joint Photographic Experts Group – JPEG is a method for compressing images. Relying on an algorithm for compression, a maximum image size of 4 gigapixels and an aspect ratio of 1:1, the JPEG features the suffix .jpeg or .jpg.
Also known as Portable Network Graphics, seen as .png, PNG was developed as a lossless data compression style for replacing the ever-popular GIF format. Talking of which…
Ah yes, the GIF (pronounced jiff…or giff…who knows 🤷♀️. Believe it or not, the Graphics Interchange Format dates back to 1987. With a maximum format of up to 8 bits per pixel, the .gif was originally designed as a color formatting platform for images. Nowadays, they’re best known as endlessly-looping silent films…colors optional.
Perhaps the most dynamic of what we have discussed thus far, Scalable Vector Graphics – or .svg – allow for interactivity with two-dimensional graphics and animation. They are compatible with all browsers, and allow for easier editing within programs designed for that purpose.
If you’re used to a Mac, chances are you’ve already experienced Preview a bit. Beyond showing Internet-downloaded images and PDF readings for class, Preview is highly effective tool for editing pictures…as you will come to know when it comes time to adjust image sizes 😇.
When it comes to editing pictures, Adobe has you covered. Check out this quick read straight from the source on how to brush up on your inner amateur photo artist.