Difference between JPEG and PNG

JPEG and PNG are two different types of format used to store the images.

JPEG:
It stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. Extensions used to store image in this format are .jpg and .jpeg. It uses lossy compression algorithm, it means some of the image data is lost but image size is reduced.

PNG:
It stands for Portable Network Graphics. For PNG images extension used is .png. It uses lossless compression algorithm so image size is generally large.



Difference between JPEG and PNG:

S.NO JPEG PNG
1. It stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. It stands for Portable Network Graphics.
2. It uses lossy compression algorithm. It uses lossless compression algorithm.
3. Some of the image information is lost on decompression. No image information is lost on decompression.
4. Image size is generally less. Image size is large due to lossless compression algorithm.
5. It doesn’t support transparency in the images. It supports transparency in the images.
6. Extensions used are .jpg and .jpeg. Extension used is .png.
7. Mostly used in the photography. It is mostly used in image creation.



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