This week, we highlight an infographic that explains which file type — JPEG, GIF, or PNG — is best to use when saving an image. Created by Who Is Hosting This and posted on Taxi, it breaks down everything from when the three file formats were created and what the acronyms stand for to the benefits of each.

JPEG, for example, is good for still and real-world images, while GIF is best for web graphics and simple images with few colors. PNG, on the other hand, is ideal for web images such as logos and complex photos when file size isn’t an issue.

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File type infographic

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Posted by: Margot Knorr Mancini

A thought leader in the publishing industry, Margot Knorr Mancini has helped numerous publishers redefine their missions to become nimble content generators with the ability to repurpose content easily and efficiently. As Founder & CEO of Technology for Publishing, her analytical mind allows her to remain a step ahead of the industry, recognizing early trends and developing pivotal best practices.