Differences between BMP, JPG, GIF and PNG
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BMP

The BMP stands for Bitmap. Bitmap files are the main format for saving images and it is used since inventing the computer. It’s saved as .bmp format.

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JPG/JPEG

JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. It is saved as .jpeg or .jpg. its use began with the launch of the digital cameras.

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GIF

GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. It is saved as .gif.

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PNG

PNG stands for Portable Network Graphics. Saved as .png

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Conclusion

There are different types of image formats available digitally which include BMP, JPG, GIF and PNG. All of these have different properties with respect to quality and size. BMP file format is best for saving icons, JPG are used to store photographs and PNG provides better quality image. Gif image format is used for images on the websites and they have a lower size to ensure website loading speed is not hampered. All these image formats are used abundantly to save image files on the computer.