Working with Graphics – Lesson 2
Graphic formats for Web use
Modern Web browsers all support graphic images in
GIF or JPEG format.
Learn when to use which format:
GIF – Use when your image has large areas of solid color
and no color blending.
GIF images are saved in 8-bit color mode, which limits them to
JPEG – Use when your images are photographs or when the
image contains a large color tonal range.
JPEG images are saved in 24-bit color mode and can contain
millions of colors.
Both image formats are saved as compressed files,
creating a small file which downloads quickly when
the page is loaded.