Digital File Formats And Their Applications

JPEG, TIFF, PNG, SVG File Formats And When To Use Them


For sharing images like cat photos, JPEG is a widely supported format which web browsers and applications on all devices (e.g. laptops, tablets, smartphones) can view.


For print work TIFF is highly recommended.


For transparent backgrounds, graphics artists can work best with PNG.


For web designers, SVG format is ideal and helps with SEO.


  • Use JPEG for general image sharing since it is supported by most applications.
  • When printing or publishing commercial or professional work, use TIFF.
  • For designs that require the use of photos that require transparency, PNG is recommended.
  • For web designers and graphics artists who work with responsive websites, SVG is the preferred format.



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Vincent Tabora

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