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What image type should I use in my site? JPEG or PNG?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by transitarea, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. transitarea

    transitarea Senior Member

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    What image type should I use in my site? JPEG or PNG?

    I found out that JPEG images are of less size than PNG.
     
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    If you need transparency use PNG, Jpg for everything else
     
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    transitarea Senior Member

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    What is transparency useful for?
    I don't understand this.
     
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    sandandkush Power Member

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    Its optional to use both, JPEG and/or PNG. Yes, JPEG usually takes up less storage.
    I use a compressor (ImageOptim) to compress the image files before uploading to server.
    PNG is used for transparency such as Logos.
     
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    eNzim Regular Member

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    It doesn't really matter as long as you do a lossless or lossy compression on them to reduce size. There are really good free online tools just Google it.
     
  6. transitarea

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    Will it affect the sharing option on FB if I use JPEG ?
     
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    Use progressive jpegs where you can. It won't interfere with fb sharing at all just make sure your dimensions are appropriate. I use one compressed image for display and link my og tags to a larger image.
     
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    JPEG format is a lossy compressed file format. This makes it useful for storing photographs at a smaller size than a BMP. JPEG is a common choice for use on the Web because it is compressed. JPEGs are for photographs and realistic images
     
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    Remember that smaller file size means that your site will load faster too. Try to find the perfect balance between a "standard" quality image and an image that dont take too much time to load.
     
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    sucrey Newbie

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    Smaller size is better for a quick site response.
     
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    I don't think it matters so much as long as you compress them (I use Shortpixel for optimizing).
     
  12. Conor

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    Doesn't matter.

    Compress them with this: tinypng.com
     
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    kbklash Senior Member

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    Stick with Jpeg for fast site loading.and when you need transparency,use png.
     
  14. Charbel101

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    I personally use jpeg it is a tad bit faster.
     
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    tompots Elite Member Premium Member

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    I just use PNG because if you need to use that image later for a transparent image then you don't have to cover anything.
     
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    seogiantking Power Member

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    Google bot index png & Webpg images. Only 2 format google index. So use png always.