What is it? Good quality image file format designed primarily for the internet.

Stands for: Portable Network Graphic

PNG (pronounced “ping”) is a reliable image file format for use online. It manages compression automatically, without throwing away image detail. PNG also supports transparency, which makes it an obvious choice for cutouts on websites. The PNG was developed as a replacement for the much older GIF format, which can also be used for cutouts and even animations, but has technical limitations that reflect its origins.

  • Supports RGB but not CMYK
  • Good for cutouts


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