Common image formats used in Web: GIF, JPEG, PNG

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format): GIF was created by CompuServe in 1987. It is limited to 256 colors and usually the image files are larger in this format. GIF format is used where images require distinct and sharp colors with animation. A GIF file image is saved as .gif. For Example: moreprocess.gif

JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group): JPEG image format was created by Joint Photographic Experts Group. JPEG can handle color gradients perfectly and can handle 16.7 million colors. The image files are smaller in this format. In this format the image is compressed to get a smaller copy and because size does matter in the web, it is a preferred format for using images in the web. A JPEG file image is saved as .jpg or .jpeg. For Example: moreprocess.jpg or moreprocess.jpeg

PNG (Portable Network Graphics): PNG is a better version of GIF which can handle compression without losing the image quality. It supports progressive display which is used in web to load images from blur to actual image. A PNG file image is saved as .png. For Example: moreprocess.png

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