Jump to content

Change save as .PNG to .JPG


Recommended Posts

I have been using Paint.net for several years now and I have a question. I save absolutely non of my images as .PNG. I save all of them as .JPG, since .JPG is the most commonly used format on the Internet. Is there a way I change the automatic setting from .PNG to .JPG? :smile:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

...

I save absolutely non of my images as .PNG. I save all of them as .JPG, since .JPG is the most commonly used format on the Internet. Is there a way I change the automatic setting from .PNG to .JPG? :smile:

 

Saving your images as JPG loses fidelity each time you save it.  PNG is a lossless format so the fidelity is preserved 100% between saves.

 

JPG might be the most common format - but this is no excuse to use it exclusively.  Remember you can't animate a JPG, and you can't preserve quality or the layer structure with the JPG format.  Simple images such as web banners and buttons are often considerably smaller files when saved as PNG.

 

Changing the format - no.  The default is PNG for single layered images (PDN for multi-layered images) so you do not lose quality when you save using the default settings.  If you choose to change the setting you accept the loss of quality - and potentially the layer structure.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...