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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.

Image types safe to use on websites

The imagetypes listed below are suitable for use on websites:

JPG, JPEG

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

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

GIF images are especially popular on social media. This is because they can contain moving images.

SVG

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.

Convert other image types to jpg or png

The following image types are not directly suitable for use on websites. They can be converted to jpg or png with programs such as Photoshop or Gimp (free).

PDF

PDF is mainly used for exchanging documents. Sometimes, however, images are also shared in this format.

PSD, PDB

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.

 

Convert EPS to jpg, png or svg

EPS files can not be converted within Photoshop or Gimp. The EPS files are made in Illustrator. They can be converted to jpg or png with Illustrator, but also to svg.

Most EPS files can also be converted with Inkscape (free) to jpg, png or svg.

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