Image files come in many different formats for different purposes. Here, we will talk about the most commonly used image file format and how you can choose the best file format for your needs.
The most commonly used image file format is JPEG. JPEG files have compression which can result in a significant reduction of the file size and save time transferring and editing. Almost all digital cameras and graphics software support JPEG files. JPEG files also support clipping paths but they don’t support transparency. JPEG is the most commonly used image file format to deliver web images so if you are going to use your images on your website or emails, JPEG files can be the best choice.
TIF is the most common image file format used for digital photography. Support of wide range graphic software and lossless compression options has caused TIF to be widely accepted as a photograph file standard in the printing business. If you are going to use your clipped images for printing, TIF files are the best choice.
PNG is designed to work well in online viewing applications like web browsers. Compared to JPEG, PNG excels when the image has large, uniformly coloured areas. PNG is well-suited to storing images during the editing process because of its lossless compression and transparency support. PNG format does not support clipping paths so if you request a PNG file after your image is clipped, please note that you won’t be able to use clipping paths in your graphic software.
At Clipping Factory, we can accept every image file including raw files as long as it is supported by Adobe Photoshop. We always return the files in the format they were received unless otherwise requested.