GIF and JPEG are the two commonly used image formats on the web. GIF has only 256 colors available for the image. and JPEG utilizes the entire color spectrum. Both these formats were developed to reduce file sizes and decrease download times. GIF reduces file size by discarding all non "web safe" colors and keeps only the 256 colors its able to. JPEG does it through mathematical algorithims without losing any colors. When creating banners and buttons, use GIF. When saving photographs for the web, use JPEG.
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