Difference between JPEG and GIF

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JPEG and GIF both are a type of image format to store images. JPEG uses lossy compression algorithm and image may lost some of its data whereas GIF uses lossless compression algorithm and no image data loss is present in GIF format. GIF images supports animation and transparency.

Following are the important differences between JPEG and GIF.

1Stands forJPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group.GIF stands for Graphical Interchange Format.
2Compression Algorithm typeJPEG uses lossy compression algorithm.GIF uses lossless compression algorithm.
3Image QualityJPEG image may lose some image data causing quality loss.GIF image is of high quality.
4ColorsJPEG image supports 16 million colors.GIF image supports only 256 colors.
5TransparencyJPEG does not supports transparency in images.GIF supports transparency in images.
6ExtensionsJPEG images use .jpeg or .jpg extension.GIF images use .gif extension.
7AnimationJPEG images do not support animation.GIF images support animation.
8UsageJPEG images are used in photography.GIF images are generally used in logo or animated image creation.
Published on 28-Nov-2019 10:24:23