Digital Image Formats


Digital images are electronic representations of images that are stored on a computer. A digital image can be produce by a digital camera, or created in Photoshop or scanned from a printed photo. In order to use a digital image in your web page, the image should be in one of the following formats:


  • JPG: (Compressed by pixel reduction) used to compress full color images.
  • GIF: (Compressed by color reduction) used for animation.
  • PNG: (Compressed by color reduction) used to compress images with limited colors like logos and transparent background.


You can create images in an image editor such as Adobe Photoshop and save them in any of the above format.


NOTE: all images on the Internet are copyrighted. To use an image on your website you need to either produce the image or purchase it from online stores.



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