jpg,bmp,gif

@myteri (332)
Pakistan
February 10, 2007 11:38am CST
which format you prefer?i prefer to JPG.
2 people like this
11 responses
• United States
10 Feb 07
Oh, lord. It all depends on what I need it for. I loathe .bmps. File size-wise, they're large and cumbersome and seriously impractical. .JPGs are very good for a basic format, but too many people don't know how to optimize properly, resulting in either a file nearly as big as a .bmp, or an extremely fuzzy picture. A good alternative to .JPGs I like to use is .PNG, although I've noticed that if I try to optimize it too much, it can suffer the same problem with color gradients as .gifs do. But otherwise, .PNGs hold the same range of true color retention while allowing an option of transparency for the file that you can't get with a .jpg. .GIFs do a nice job at retaining sharp lines, but they're limited in the amount of color information they can hold. THey're necessary for animated pictures, but if there's a gradient or a lot of subtle color variations, the .gif format is a bad choice unless you _want_ to turn it into an animation, and are willing to take a hit in the color quality department. They're good for very basic colors, and for making transparent images. I prefer saving files I'm working on as .PSPs or .PSDs -- I can't stand Adobe Photoshop, truth be told. I'm a longtime lover of JASC Paint Shop Pro, and it can handle more various file formats than what the version of Photoshop I had ever could. I have a lot of clipart disks and handle a lot of different file types for images, so I needed that accessibility. File types like .psp or .psd retain layer information, but it comes with a price -- huge file sizes. There's other image file types, like .tiff, .wmf, .img, and so on, but they're more specialized and really, the only three file types that anyone who wants to share images over the internet should concern themselves with are GIFs, JPGs, and PNGs. Again, I say, BMPs are obsolete and impractical and extremely inefficient as far as file types go.
@prasad1961 (5602)
• India
19 Feb 07
I love to have both .JPG and .BMP versions in my collections. With Jpg I can store and with bmp for pasting on emails.
@koh2007 (341)
• Singapore
17 Feb 07
i prefer bmp.. although the file size is big but it is clearer if i print it out... :)
@kutchi (12330)
• Pakistan
12 Feb 07
I prefer JPG because its smaller in size
12 Feb 07
I prefer jpg because it takes up less space in storage, but gif is good for animations such as this which I made on my Gif Ulead Animator,
@tinkutr (382)
• India
12 Feb 07
Jpg is most widely used and small in size with better Qualiy. Gif used in web Field. BMP not used more.
• Germany
11 Feb 07
I like PNG the most because they have one third of the size of the same image in BMP but unless JPEG they don't have any compression losses. TIF with LHZ compressions is an alternative to PNG but I like that the most.
@istanto (8565)
• Indonesia
11 Feb 07
It depend on situation, for quality I prefer BMP format if just for website I prefer GIF or JPG format so it can loaded more faster.
@grudge (299)
• India
10 Feb 07
i perfer Gif because you can have options in gif u can make a animated pic or a still pic in gif format whereas in jpg & bmp u can have only a still pic..
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
I would choose GIF file. And its fun seeing GIF pictures.
• United States
10 Feb 07
If it's like a photograph or a picture that I want to share with my friends online JPG is the obvious choice. It has the best compression and makes it easy to transport online. BMP are good if you're messing around in Paint, but they are often over a megabyte each (making them not very net accessible). GIFs are good if you want an animated button or something on your site. Their small file size and animation capabilities make them ideal for some things on web sites.