Guide to File Formats

Tagged Image File Format

  • Preferred for high-resolution images

  • Uses lossless compression

Extensions: .tiff  .tif

Joint Photographic Experts Group

  • Lossy image format

Extensions: .jpeg  .jpg

Graphics Interchange Format 

  • Uses lossless compression

  • Higher quality output

  • Commonly used for static and animated graphics

Extensions: .gif

Portable Network Graphics

  • Commonly used for graphics and images

  • Transparent background ideal for logos on images
    (when created on transparent page in Ps for example)

Extensions: .png