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This is one of the most important questions that has been around for a long while, especially when SEO came to life. Everyone has less or more knowledge about it but, still, some can’t make a firm decision when it comes to using good images on WordPress websites. If you have been running a WordPress website for a while, probably you too are wondering what kind of image you should use on your site. Should you choose JPG, PNG or GIF? Read more on – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Which Image File Type Is Best for WordPress Websites?


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Which Image File Type Is Best for WordPress
Websites?
This is one of the most important questions that
has been around for a long while, especially
when SEO came to life. Everyone has less or more
knowledge about it but, still, some cant make a
firm decision when it comes to using good images
on WordPress websites. If you have been running
a WordPress website for a while, probably you
too are wondering what kind of image you should
use on your site. Should you choose JPG, PNG or
GIF? No matter what you have in your mind, but,
when you are reading this post it will help you
in choosing the right image file type for your
WordPress website.
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  • Along with that, we have also thrown some light
    on - What is Raster and Vector Images? What are
    the available image file formats? And, Why is it
    important to choose the right image file type for
    you?
  • If that sounds great, lets take up the anchor
    and be ready to sail as theres a lot to learn
    ahead.
  • But before you attain a deeper knowledge of image
    file types, I want to share something important
    about SFWP Experts. It is the customer-focused
    web design company based out of Los Angeles that
    offers quality services on-time and on-budget.
    WordPress website d esign, web development,
    search engine optimization, pay per click
    advertising, email marketing, and internet
    marketing are the services to name a few.
  • Now, lets get back to the main subject of this
    content.
  • What Are The Available Image File Types?
  • Basically, image formats are classified into two
    categories
  • Raster Images
  • Vector Images
  • Raster images are made up of a series of pixels
    due to which they usually lose their resolution
    on being compressed or stretched out. Three
    raster image formats that are widely popular are
    JPG, PNG, and GIF. These are images formats that
    powers a massive number of photos you see online.
  • On the flip side, Vector images are formed using
    mathematical formulas instead of the pixels.
    This means they are more flexible and adaptable
    to resizing. A few of the popular vector image
    types include Adobes EPS (Encapsulated
    PostScript) and Adobe Illustrators AI, SVG
    (Scalable Vector Graphics), PDF, and WEBP
    formats, among others.

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  • Take note that raster images are commonly used
    for regular websites whereas vector images are
    created for logos and other images that need to
    be edited and resized frequently.
  • For better user experience, you should convert
    all the vector images to raster images before
    you use them on your WordPress website. The key
    advantage of using raster images on your website
    is that these are lighter and supported by all
    browsers as well.
  • In case you want to know where you should place
    raster images on your page to draw in more
    eyeballs, our web design experts are available to
    answer you. If you are an owner of some
    business, enterprise, or startup and dont want
    to lose your potential customers to your
    competitors, you must reach out to our Los
    Angeles web design company to avail
    result-oriented services. We can provide you
    fluid design and development, logo design and
    development, SEO, PPC and content marketing
    services that will take your business to a whole
    new level.
  • What Is The Best Image File Type For WordPress
    Websites?
  • First, lets understand what are the raster image
    file types individually
  • JPG
  • Also known as JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts
    Group) is the best-suited image format for
    WordPress websites when it comes to compression
    ability. It can be highly compressed and display
    millions of colors so that the images with vivid
    colors look perfect.
  • PNG
  • It is a short form of Portable Network Graphics
    that was designed keeping in mind the image
    transfer over the internet. Though PNG images
    also display millions of colors just like JPG
    but they can be heavier than that. It is the
    most suitable image format for screenshots,
    logos, infographics, and main header graphics
    that are the key factors of brand identification.

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3. GIF GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format
that supports animated and static images both.
Most of the animations that you come across on
social media sites are GIF images. The major
drawback of this image file type is that it
supports only 256 colors making it unsuitable for
color photos and other illustrations that
contain color gradients. But, the question is
still unanswered - which image file type is best
for WordPress websites? Well, it depends on
your needs and usage. PNG is perfect for charts,
logos, screenshots, infographics and other
high-quality images that help in identifying a
brand. On the other hand, JPEG is the best for
small things on your website and the photos
having vivid colors. Lastly, GIF is fantastic
for animations and simple videos. However, one
thing that you must bear in mind while choosing
the image file types for your website is that
using images carefully is equally important as
choosing one. If you dont place images at the
right places on your web page, it is less likely
that people are going to view it. If you want to
know what steps you must follow while creating
images for your WordPress website, you can make
a call to representatives of our Los Angeles web
design company. They will explain to you the dos
and donts of image creation and suggest some
free tools that you can use to make attractive
images. Apart from this, you can get in touch
with us through call, chat or email if you need
services like custom web design and development,
mobile app development, software development,
brand promotion, online advertising, and
internet marketing. Why Is It Necessary To
Choose The Right Image Format For Your Website?
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  • Since the image file type that you choose to use
    on your website correlates with the performance
    of your site, it is essential for you to choose
    the right image format that doesnt interrupt
    your website loading speed.
  • Lets find out some more reasons why you should
    rely on the right image file type instead of a
    random one
  • Website performance - There are some image
    formats that consume more space than others and
    if you use them, it can slow down your website
    and raise up your server expenses. For this
    reason, you should go for lighter images that
    improve your website loading speed and
    performance and offer an excellent user
    experience.
  • SEO results - Did you know that page load time of
    websites affects its SEO ranking? If you put up
    heavy or low-quality images on your website, it
    might not be able to load fast, provide optimal
    user experience and leverage the SEO benefits.
    Using high-quality and SEO-friendly images on
    your website increase its loading speed and
    enhance the SEO scores as well.
  • Aesthetic appeal - Some image formats capture
    details better than the other ones even after it
    gets compressed. You want to use an image format
    that looks great on your website and reflects a
    high-quality and professional look. Since each
    image format is appropriate for a specific
    purpose, you must pay heed to each one before
    you reach your final decision.
  • Responsive design - These days users dont stick
    to a specific device and keep changing it
    according to their preferences and situations.
    They visit your website on different devices
    having varying browsers and screen sizes. This
    is the reason why it is crucial for you to choose
    responsive image file types that are supported
    by most of the browsers and devices. Above all,
    you must ensure that the images you are going to
    create using a certain format look amazing in a
    range of devices such as desktop, laptop,
    tablet, and smartphones.
  • Consistent approach - As far as the look and feel
    of your image goes, I suggest you stick to one
    main file format for creating images. You can use
    other file formats as well but you should go for
    it only when you need it.

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Mostly, one or two formats for images are enough
and you should think of being under that
loop. All the points you just across are the
reasons why you should choose the right image
file type for your WordPress website. Now that
you have learned it, you must carry out an image
file type selection process wisely. In case you
need to get some sort of assistance, connect with
us and we will live up to your expectations for
sure. A bunch of professionals working at our
Los Angeles web design company is artists in
their own way when it comes to providing
services like personalized web design, web
development, digital marketing, content
marketing, email marketing, SEO, and PPC among
others. Summary So far you have seen the ways in
which you can choose the perfect file type for
your images. Since it is vital as far as your
website loading speed, performance, user
experience, and SEO is concerned, you must make
the decision in the abundance of information and
intellect. Also, dont forget to compress and
optimize your images if you want to balance the
quality and performance in the best way. Again
I will say if you find making some changes to
your website tough or lack required technical
skills, remember we are open to your concern and
queries. SFWP Experts being the c utting-edge web
design Los Angeles c ompany has solutions to all
your website-related problems - eCommerce web
design and development, website redesign and
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