In this report I am going to discuss different image file formats, where they are used and there advantages and disadvantages.
There are two different type of images; raster images are made of pixels amd vector images which use the CPU power and are based on mathematical calculations, meaning that the images look cartoonish.
|Image File Type
||Mainly on the internet because of the small file sizes. This gives users the availability to download gifs quickly and easily.
||Multi layers that have a transparent background and can create animations.
||The GIFs have poor quality.
||Used on the internet. They are like JPEGs but the quality is much better.
||They are much better quality.
||They are bigger than JPEGs, so they take up more storage space.
||Used on the internet. They are still images as they only utilize one layer.
||Only one layer used, so there is no transparent background.
||If there is no background colour then it is turned to white by default.
||An .AI file is a file that is used on the software Adobe Illustrator.
||Don’t risk any copyright issues.
||Cannot access this on the go.
||Used with Adobe Flash for flash games.
||Easy to make simple animations.
||In order to view this format you need adobe flash
||Used for Adobe Photoshop. This is the common format for the software.
||You can save large amounts of data.
||Not many programs work with this
||A PDF is a document that can be over over the internet.
||People can easily view your work.
||People can copy your work.
||A CDR file is the common format used for the software CoralDRAW.
||Very good photo editing software.
||People can take credit for your work.
||TIFF is a still image file, but is instead a vector image. They are higher quality then both JPEGs and PNGs, hence why they are used for bigger images.
||They are the best quality for still images.
||Requires a lot of space to store and send multiple TIFF files.
||This is the common file format that is used for Pixar’s animations.
||Is a vector file, so it’s great for graphics
||It’s not available on the internet, so no one can see the work.