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Image Converter

Convert image files from one format to another to suit specific types of image

There are many image formats in constant use on the net, and choosing the right file format to save your images in is of vital importance. When choosing the format for your image, you should always be conscious of both the image’s quality and filesize.

GIF, JPG and PNG are the three most common image files found on the web, and each is suited to a specific type of image. Knowing the differences between them will help you make a better choice when you save images.

Compuserve’s 8-bit GIF format has long been the most popular on the Internet, mainly because of its small size. It is ideal for small navigational icons and simple diagrams and illustrations where accuracy is required, or graphics with large blocks of a single colour. GIFs can be animated, which is another reason they became so successful. GIFs can also be interlaced, which is a way of saving a graphic so that it loads progressively.

The 16-bit JPEG format, was designed with photographs in mind. It is capable of displaying millions of colours at once, without the need for dithering, allowing for the complex blend of hues that occur in photographic images. JPGs use a complex compression algorithm, which can be applied on a sliding scale. Simple graphics with large blocks of colour should not be saved as JPGs because the edges get all smudgy.

PNG is a format specifically for the web in response to a licensing scheme introduced which meant the creators of any software that supported the GIF format had to pay five thousand dollars for the privilege. While they were at it however, the creators of PNG went ahead and created a format superior to GIF in almost every way.

What conclusion did we come to? Specifically, GIF works best for geometric or line drawings, lettering, cartoons, and other images with flat color and sharp borders. JPEG works best for storing full-color images full of complex shading and color variation. Png format is used specially for networking, there’s no reason not to adopt PNG now as the format you create your site icons with. So we need the Image Converter which can convert graphic files from one format to another.

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