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Hour 5. Using Graphics on a Web Page > Selecting the Proper Image Type

Selecting the Proper Image Type

File formats for Web graphics have one thing in common: compression. Compression is a way of making files as small as possible so they load quickly. However, depending upon the format you choose to use, compression comes with a price: loss of quality.

Couple that with the fact that browsers will display images of only certain file types, and your choices as a Web designer become limited. The three most common image types for the Web are


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