A JPG file is a raster image file widely used across digital photography. JPG files are ideal for uploading and sharing online because of their small size and can be used and read by pretty much any program across computers and mobile devices. It’s the most widely used image compression format in the world and the default format for a lot of digital cameras and smartphone cameras. This is generally because they are very compressed without losing a huge amount of data. If you interact with any kind of digital photos, you’ll come across JPGs.
PNG - Portable Graphics Format - is a type of raster image file widely used across the internet. They are widely compatible with plenty of software applications. Unlike JPG files, PNG files have lossless data compression, which means they can be reduced in size without losing data and overall image quality. They also have the ability to read transparent backgrounds, making them great for logos and other icons that tend to be displayed over pictures. You’ll find that most online applications support PNGs, and they are commonly used for digital photographs as well as graphics.
In most situations, there’s no correct choice between whether you choose to use a JPG or a PNG. A PNG file supports transparency, making it suitable for web graphics and logos, while a JPG is more suited to digital photography. But you might find yourself needing to convert a JPG to a PNG to make use of all the benefits of a PNG file. Some platforms favor PNG files over JPG files, for example. It’s easy to convert JPG to PNG in WinZip, and file conversion can be done in just a few seconds.
WinZip is more than just a JPG to PNG converter. We built WinZip to convert multiple file formats, including the formats below.