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.
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.
The biggest advantage of PNG files is that they support transparency, which is hugely important for web graphics such as logos and icons. But they can be bigger and clumsier images than JPG files, which are much more compressed. If you’re not worried about needing transparency, and you’re using images online, then using JPG files may make things much faster and more efficient. Fortunately, it’s a really quick and easy process to convert PNG to JPG. Although you will lose transparency support, your files will be smaller.
WinZip is more than just a PNG to JPG converter. We built WinZip to convert multiple file formats, including the formats below.