.gif or .jpg What's the difference?

Hey… been looking at sites today.

I bet you know that .gif or .jpg formating is what we use for images on the web.. but do you know why you use each one?

Very simply.. .jpg is used for pictures (or scanned drawings), .gif is used for wording (fonts, straight lines) – notice, if you have images of words and saved them as .jpg, you’ll see they are blurry around the edges. Instead, save those as a .gif and you save your
nice sharp, clean lines.

.jpg for busy pictures (lots of color and shades, allows for blending)
.gif for wording (keep those lines clean)


I was reminded that .gif is also used for animations.

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