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Web Images

A short overview of image formats used on the web.
Updated: 11/5/20
Format Format
CompressionGood PointsBad PointsComments
Webp - developed by Google.webpLossless and lossy26:% smaller than PNG
25-34% than JPEG
Not as popular at this time.Supported in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, and Safari.
Joint Photographic
Experts Group
.jpg, .jpegLossy24 bit color (up to 16 million colors),

Most popular format.
Some of the file information is discarded to keep file small.

Does not support transparency background and animation.

Looses quality when repeatedly edited & saved.
Excellent choice for using on the web.
Joint Photographic
Experts Group (committee 2000)
.jp2, .jpxWavelet compression

Enabling both lossless and lossy storage.
Enhanced handling of large images.

Smaller file sizes for storage.

Does not require license fees.
Huge amount of time is required to compress and decompress images.

Professional movie editing, and some digital cameras use this format.
Interchange Format
.gifLosslessSupports transparency and animation effects,
8 bit (only 256 colors)

Larger file sizes compared to PNG
Used for graphics. logos, cartoons, shapes on the web.
Portable Network Graphics.pngLossless8 bit (optional transparency for all palette colors).

24 bit truecolor (16 million colors).

48 bit truecolor with and without alpha channel.

Some versions of IE does not support PNG transparency.

Not good for huge photo files, as the save file is very large.

Does not support animation.
Display a photograph exactly without loss on the web, also streamable.

Great for fine line art, logos, cartoons.
Tagged Image
File Format
.tif, .tiffLossy and LosslessOffers several types of compression, or no compression at all.

High quality color riche images.

Excellent format for storing images.
Large file sizes: means more storage space and slow loading times. Not good for fast loading website.Not widely supported by all web browsers.

Used mostly as a photo standard in the printing business.
Windows Bit Map.bmpUncompressedDesigned for Windows OS.Huge files.

Normally not used on the web.

Never use for downloading.
Not web friendly format.

Not scalable.
Photo Editors
PlatformShort DescriptionCost
Adobe Photoshop CCWin
Adobe CC: Is the most popular program for creating and modifying images for the web. Photoshop contains powerful photo editing tools.
Adobe Photoshop ElementsWin
For at hobbyists and professionals, it is sold at a fraction of the cost of its big brother sibling, Adobe Photoshop CS. It contains most of the features of the professional version but with fewer and simpler options. The program allows users to create, edit, organize and share images, all from the same product.Paid
Adobe LightroomWin
Makes everything about digital photography easier, faster, and more amazing. Perfect your shots with powerful new adjustment tools like the Advanced Healing Brush. Efficiently organize all your photos and share them almost anywhere. A must if you shoot in RAW.Paid
Capture OneMac
The world's no. 1 imaging software from PhaseOne, Capture One Pro 10 - Supports over 400 cameras, and is used by over 90 K professional photographers!Paid
DxO Optics ProMac
DxO OpticsPro 10 is easy-to-use photo editing software that provides both a photo organizer and editing tools. The interface has two modes: Organize and Customize. A variety of basic and advanced editing tools can be found under the Customize tab.Paid
Affinity PhotoMac
Five years in the making, Affinity Photo redefines the boundaries for professional photo editing software. With a meticulous focus on workflow it offers sophisticated tools for enhancing, editing and retouching your images in an incredibly intuitive interface, with all the power and performance you need.Paid
LightZoneWin, Mac, LinuxLightZone is professional-level digital darkroom software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, that includes RAW processing and editing. Rather than using layers in the way that other photo editors do, LightZone lets the user build up a stack of tools which can be rearranged, readjusted, turned off and on, and removed from the stack. It's a completely non-destructive editor, where any of the tools can be re-adjusted or modified later — even in a different editing session.Free
GimpWin, Mac, LinuxGIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an image retouching and editing tool. One of the most powerful general-purpose image editors around, the upgrades make the GNU Image Manipulation Program eminently comparable to Photoshop. One of the most powerful general-purpose image editors around, the upgrades make the GNU Image Manipulation Program eminently comparable to Photoshop.
One of the most powerful image editors, comparable to Photoshop.

Fast Stone Imag ViewerWinFastStone is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and
color adjustments.
Photo Pos ProWinThe perfect Photo Editor and Image Editor for you! Photo Pos Pro is an advanced yet extremely user-friendly and easy photo editing software, Photo Editor, Image Editor and Computer Graphics Editor offering users a wide variety of possibilities in the fields of Design Graphic, Photo Editing and Enhancing, Image Editing and much more!Free
Paint.netWinA powerful image editor that’s more user-friendly than The GIMP. It’s particularly useful for photo editing, but the included drawing tools and support for multiple layers means it’s a decent illustration package too. Also compared to Photoshop.Free
PixelMatorMacPixelmator is an inspiring, easy-to-use, beautifully designed image editor built to help you create stunning new images and edit your existing photos.Paid
PhotobieWinPhotobie is image editing software that combines features amateurs can use with advanced tools professionals will appreciate. Photobie is free for personal use with no Pro upgrade to pay for -- all features are free. Photobie is also a community of people ...Free
PicasaWinOrganize, edit, and share your photos Picasa 3.9 – Now with Google+ sharing and tagging.Free
SeashoreMacSeashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS X's Cocoa framework. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the GIMP's technology and uses the same native file format.Free
FotorMacFotor photo editor for Mac can edit your photos in a number of ways, from basic editing to adding filters, try it now.Free
AcornMacEveryone needs to edit photos at some point, but not everyone has the time to learn complicated super pricey photo editing software. This is why we created Acorn.Free
SketchMacSketch gives you the power, flexibility and speed you always wanted in a lightweight and easy-to-use package. Finally you can focus on what you do best: Design.Paid
Online Editors
WebsiteShort DescriptionFree or pay
PixlrA photo/image editor that has a layout just like Photoshop. Has ability to create layers.Free
Photoshop ExpressAdobe online free photo edtior.
Flash based, used to directly edit photos on blogs and social networking sites.
SumopaintAnothr flash based online editor whose layout is similiar to Photoshop. Focus is more on illustrations.Free
picmonkeyAdd filters, frames, text, and effects with our free online photo editing tool!Free/Pay
BefunkyBeFunky Photo Editor lets you apply photo effects, edit photos and create photo collages with collage maker.Free
FotoflexerFotoFlexer is the most powerful online photo editor in existence. It can remove blemishes, change skin/hair color, morph photos and more! 100% free.Free
PhotocatPhotoCat is a free online photo editing app for you to edit imges, retouch pictures, make photo collages, apply effects, filters, add frames, text, speech bubbles ...Free
piZapPiZap is a free, easy, online photo editor and collage making tool. PiZap is also available on the Apple iPhone and iPad in ...Free
PhotobucketPhotobucket's free online photo editor makes it easy to enhance your images! Apply filters, frames, stickers, text, or crop and resize your photos in just a few seconds.Free
CitrifyCitrify is a easy and fun way to enhance your personal photos. Best of all, it's FREE! start editing. Naturally Beautiful.Free
ImageBotOnline photo and image editor in the browser.Free
Online Image Optimization
Dynamic Drive
Image Optimizer lets you easily optimize your gifs, animated gifs, jpgs, and pngs, so they load as fast as possible on your site. Furthermore, you can easily convert from one image type to another.
Smush ItSnush It uses optimization techniques specific to image format to remove unnecessary bytes from image files. It is a "lossless" tool, which means it optimizes the images without changing their look or visual quality.
Web Resizer
Originally written as a free tool for clients to use when updating websites, after lots of positive feedback, we decided to make it freely available to everyone on the Internet. It's our way of saying thanks for all the wonderful tools the Internet provides.
Puny PNG

PunyPNG is a free website optimization tool that dramatically reduces the file size of your images without any loss of quality.
iResize is a fast and free, simple-to-use online image resizing tool.
Remember, there is nothing to download or install. is completely web-based and works in all of your favorite web browsers and operating systems.
CompressPNGCompress PNG images into PNG-8 format with transparency support and full browser compatibility.
Also CompressJPG tool available.
Image OptimizerYou can resize, compress and optimize your image files. Using the service is as easy as clicking of button! Optimized images are better! They are more suitable for web pages, email attachments, or even storage on your disk.
OptimizillaThe ultimate image optimizer to compress your images in JPEG and PNG formats to the minimum possible size. ... There is no online alternative to this tool.
ResizeMyImgThis is the easiest way to resize your images online. You just need to upload a picture or drag and drop it into the upload box, set the desired size and then download it for free. With our simple free online tool there is no need to install any additional software to your computer because you already have right of the box an online image editor.
SVG Generators
SVG Edit Basic. Objects. Symbols. Arrows. Flowchart. Animals. Cards & Chess. Dialog balloons. Electronics. Mathematical.
Batik Java SVGBatik is a Java-based toolkit for applications or applets that want to use images in the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format for various purposes, such as display, generation or manipulation.
Draw SVGThe free online drawing application for designers and developers fully standard compliant SVG
SVG Textorizer ToolThis tool takes as input an image in PNG format (left), as well as a text file containing some text, and produces an SVG file which reconstructs the original image ...
Online SVG GeneratorIt is written in HTML5 with mainly Javascript (that means your Browser!) doing the work. There is a little PHP to allow the download of the generated SVG file.
IconizrA free online SVG icon kit creator, featuring CSS & Sass output, SVG & PNG icon sprites, image optimization and fallbacks for less capable browsers
Online ConvertThis free online image converter lets you convert your images to the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format (experimental).
FormatShort DescriptionCost
Dynamic DriveJava ScriptSlideshow JS scripts, various slideshow styles.Free
Wow SliderJqueryWOW Slider is a responsive jQuery image slider with amazing visual effects (Rotate, Blur, Flip, Blast, Fly, Blinds, Squares, Slices, Basic, Fade, Ken Burns, Stack, Stack vertical and Basic linear) and tons of professionally made templates.Free
Media Slideshow FXFlashAutoplay functionality, supports JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF, SWF and FLVs, customizable playlist position and orientation, customizable widths and ...Free
DMX ZoneHTML5Bring your photos to life in an amazing HTML5 slideshow in Dreamweaver. The Slideshow photo gallery is built with jQuery, is CSS based and uses HTML5 W3C standard elements like the Canvas and CSS3 Transitions, when available, for the highest animation quality and no Flash at all.Pay
TN3 GalleryJqueryA full fledged HTML based customizable image gallery with slideshow, transitions and multiple album options. Compatible with all modern desktop and mobile browsers. Powered by jQuery.Pay
HTML5 SlideshowHTML5You’ve probably heard a lot about the new HTML5 canvas element. As the name implies, this is a special element that allows us to create and modify graphics.Free
Accessible SlideshowJqueryIn this in-depth web development tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a usable and web accessible slideshow widget for your site using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (jQuery). In the process, you’ll see the concept of Progressive Enhancement in action.Free
Flash Slideshow MakerFlashWeb Album Maker for Windows is the easiest way to build a jQuery photo gallery for your own website. This slideshow tool creates image gallery compatible with all browsers, including iPad, iPhone iOS browsers. More...Pay
Beautiful Jquery SliderJqueryThis tutorial explains how to develop Create Beautiful jQuery sliders tutorial with image description and name.Free
AmaraFlashFlash Slideshow software is a no-nonse Flash slideshow builder to help web designers easily and quickly create and design Flash slideshows and photo albums.Pay
Image ScrollerJqueryIn this tutorial, we’re going to be building an image scroller, making use of jQuery’s excellent animation features and generally having some fun with code.Free
Photo Flash MakerFlashWith Photo Flash Maker Platinum, you can use your photos, FLV videos and songs to create gorgeous flash slideshows in SWF format for watching on computer.Pay
Flash Slide Show MakerFlashCreate animated slideshow gallery with professional flash templates. Publish and share your flash photo gallery on the Web in minutes. No coding needed!Pay
FormatShort DescriptionCost
jqGal View IIJqueryThis is the jQuery Gallery View II plugin (jqGalViewII) which takes a list of your images and creates an easily styles photo gallery. This plugin will preload all of your larger images for faster viewing.Free
FlashmoFlashStack Photo Gallery Flash CS3 ActionScript 3.0.Free
Full Page Image GalleryJqueryIn this tutorial we are going to create a stunning full page gallery with scrollable thumbnails and a scrollable full screen preview. The idea is to have a thumbnails bar at the bottom of the page that scrolls automatically when the user moves the mouse. When a thumbnail is clicked, it moves ...Free
JuiceBoxHTML5Juicebox comes in 2 versions: the Lite version and the fully-featured Pro version. The Lite version is free to use, and the Pro version requires a one-time purchase per domain.Free
HTML5 Photo GalleryHTML5The HTML5 Photo Gallery – Resizable Album Grid XML is size flexible or fluid, it will adapt it’s size (width and height) based on the parent container (div or some other html tag) and every piece of the gallery will align and position accordingly.Pay
Flash GalleryFlashPhoto Gallery Tools – the complete set for professionals that can assist quickly create stunning online presentation, photo gallery or slideshow for the best performance of your ideas. Mobile Devices Support.Pay
BlueimpJqueryBlueimp is a touch-enabled, responsive and customizable image & video gallery, carousel and lightbox, optimized for both mobile and desktop web browsers.Free
Amazing SliderJqueryAn easy-to-use Windows & Mac app that enables you to create beautiful, professional, responsive jQuery Slider, YouTube Video Gallery, ...Free/Pay
Visual Light BoxJqueryCreate terrific lightbox jQuery slideshows in second without a line of code. All browsers and devices!Free
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Photo SiteDescription
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