Images come in many shapes and sizes. This manual is mainly about the type of images, ie jpg, png, pdf, etc. In this manual we explain what types you can and cannot use on your website and how you can still make the other images suitable for usage.
The imagetypes listed below are suitable for use on websites:
When you take a photo with your camera or phone, it usaly results in a JPG file. These types of images can be used on websites without converting.
PNG images are simalar to JPG images, the biggest difference being that they can be partially transparent. PNG is widely used by designers who tailor the image to websitedesigns.
GIF images are especially popular on social media. This is because they can contain moving images.
SVG images are actually (colored) line drawings. They have the advantage that they can be displayed in any format and always stay sharp, no matter how big you make them. SVG images are especially popular as a logo or icons.
PDF is mainly used for exchanging documents. Sometimes, however, images are also shared in this format.
These are files created in Photoshop. They can be converted to a png or jpg via Photoshop. In many cases, however, this is also possible with Gimp.