Web Image Formats

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What image formats are safe for the Web?

Web Image Formats

There are hundreds of image formats, and a typical paint or drawing application can save images in at least a half dozen different formats. Unfortunately Web browsers can only consistently display four different formats: GIF, JPEG, PNG, and XBM. Any images to be placed on a Web site for ISP Web hosting should be of one of these formats. Other formats (like BMP, Pict, TIFF, XPM, etc.) will not display consistently and will sometimes show up as broken images. This is regardless of ISP service and ISP provider; it is a property of the Web browsers themselves.



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