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.
|1||Stands for||JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group.||GIF stands for Graphical Interchange Format.|
|2||Compression Algorithm type||JPEG uses lossy compression algorithm.||GIF uses lossless compression algorithm.|
|3||Image Quality||JPEG image may lose some image data causing quality loss.||GIF image is of high quality.|
|4||Colors||JPEG image supports 16 million colors.||GIF image supports only 256 colors.|
|5||Transparency||JPEG does not supports transparency in images.||GIF supports transparency in images.|
|6||Extensions||JPEG images use .jpeg or .jpg extension.||GIF images use .gif extension.|
|7||Animation||JPEG images do not support animation.||GIF images support animation.|
|8||Usage||JPEG images are used in photography.||GIF images are generally used in logo or animated image creation.|