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Windows 7: how much quality is lost when i save in jpg rather than png format


08 Feb 2012   #1

windows 7
 
 
does using the Snipping Tool reduce the quality of the image when

converted to jpg format?

im using the snipping tool to capture images of paused youtube videos. im wondering if the image quality is reduced when converted to jpg format?

ive already done a few & if there is a difference its very subtle but it looks like there may be some difference. can you confirm whether there is or not?


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08 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

It depends. Are you using a convertor or simply saving it as a .jpg format? .jpg will normally be slightly worse quality than a .png file but in the end it really depends on what you're trying to screenshot.

Take a look at the following quote, it might help.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by http://www.labnol.org/software/tutorials/jpeg-vs-png-image-quality-or-bandwidth/5385/
GIF format is limited to 256 colors and is a lossless compression file format, a common choice for use on the Web. GIF is a good choice for storing line drawings, text, and iconic graphics at a small file size.

PNG format is a lossless compression file format, which makes it a common choice for use on the Web. PNG is a good choice for storing line drawings, text, and iconic graphics at a small file size.

JPG format is a lossy compressed file format. This makes it useful for storing photographs at a smaller size than a BMP. JPG is a common choice for use on the Web because it is compressed. For storing line drawings, text, and iconic graphics at a smaller file size, GIF or PNG are better choices because they are lossless.
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08 Feb 2012   #3

windows 7
 
 
how do i save a file in PNG format if it doesnt give me the option

rather it gives me the option of jpg or "all files" & thats it.

idk what all files means btw.
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08 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What program are you using? It probably doesn't support saving as .png.

All files just allows you to see all files and give any extension, but that doesn't mean it'll work. The program has to have the code to write the file and if it does it's usally list it as a save as type anyway.

Use can use All Files in Notepad to save a txt file as a bat or cmd because these are read as plain text.
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08 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

How are you saving the pictures and what is the source of the pictures i mean like direct from website etc etc??You can open pictures in paint then click on save as and then choose .png format from the list.
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08 Feb 2012   #6

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

irfanview - free - is good too. lots of file save formats .
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08 Feb 2012   #7

windows 7
 
 
how do i open a picture in paint so that i can save in png format

i want to save in png rather than jpg so that i dont lose any of the quality.

also, how much of the quality is lost by saving in jpg instead of png?

im saving pics directly from websites btw.
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08 Feb 2012   #8

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

'save as' gives other file formats; also irfanview allows various file formats (irfan is free ).
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08 Feb 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

to open a pic in paint ,once its downloaded ,right click it and select open with then choose paint from the list
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08 Feb 2012   #10

windows 7
 
 
how much quality is lost when i save in jpg rather than png format

im saving pics from websites.
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