The ugly truth is that you can’t just blindly upload images to your website without paying attention to formats. This post will tell you everything you need to know about the proper image formatting and give you an idea of how you can automate your format selection.
For more convenience, we’ve prepared a table of the formats. Feel free to jump directly to the one that interests you or simply keep on reading.
list of most common image formats
Before we go to the actual formats, you should know that there are two main types of image formats: raster and vector.
Raster images consist of a series of pixels. The more pixels are present in an image, the larger the file size and the better the quality. Raster graphics are convenient for creating high-quality photorealistic images, digital drawings, and photographs.
Vector images don’t consist of pixels; they are made up of points, lines, and curves that are based upon mathematical equations. Vector graphics are used for illustrations, icons, logos, and technical drawings.