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There are many different file or photo formats, and sometimes we need a specific format rather than another. For example, you want transform a PNG file into JPG.

Maybe you need one format or the other because a format is imposed on a website or the like, but do you know the difference between the two?

And do you know why to use one format rather than the other? We will explain in this article how to convert PNG file to JPG. Also, we will explain to you the difference between each format, and which one to use in which situation.

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How to convert a PNG file to JPG on your Android phone

It exists different methods to convert PNG file to JPG. We will sum this up to two different techniques.

  • Convert your file with an online converter
  • Transform your file with a Play-store application

Convert PNG to JPG with Online Converter on Android

Here is a link to an online converter. The handling is very simple:

  • Click on the link to access the converter
  • Select the file you want to convert
  • Click on convert file
  • Upload your file freshly processed
PNG to JPEG online image converter

Convert a PNG file to JPG with a Play-store application on an Android smartphone

Here the process will be very similar, you just have to download the application first. The link is located below, you just have to click on the image.

PNG to JPG converter application

When you have downloaded the app, repeat the operation explained above to convert your file:

  • Select the file you want to convert
  • Click on convert file
  • Upload your file freshly processed

If you do often engines of the image or file conversions, we you recommend to use an application. Otherwise, if it is more punctual, the Web version will do the trick without worry.

What is the Difference Between PNG and JPG File

What is the JPEG format

JPEG or JPG means in English " Joint Photographic Experts Group", With a compression called" with loss" page (in French).

JPEG images are the formats chosen for images created by digital photography. This is perfect for images with detailed colors and shadows. This limits the size of the file. However, if you need to maintain file quality then this is not the best choice.

What is PNG format

PNG stands for Portable Network Graphics, with so-called "lossless" compression. It means that the image quality was the same before and after compression.

This format was originally created to replace GIFs and has grown to become the most common lossless image compression format on the Internet.

This format therefore allows you to maintain the quality of the details of your file, but consequently is bulkier.

The difference between a JPG and PNG format

Now that you know what a PNG file is and what is the difference between a PNG and a JPG, it should be easier for you to choose the right format depending on what you want to do with it. Now you know if you need convert your PNG file to JPG.

When talking about JPG or PNG, there are a few key things to keep in mind.

PNG format is the best choice for graphics, photos with text, screenshots, and for designs that require the use of transparency, such as logos and the like. However, as explained above, this format is without loss of quality, therefore represents a larger file.

JPG, on the other hand, is smaller and faster to load., but with compression comes some loss of quality which is usually not a problem with photos, but which can be detrimental for texts or images with thin lines.

Why convert a PNG file to JPG

To sum up, we explained that the PNG was without loss of quality, therefore more voluminous. JPG is therefore compressed and lost in quality. So if you convert to JPG, you will lose quality, but your file will be smaller. It is perfect if you want to store a lot of files, or just transfer them.

So which one to use? Well, it therefore depends on the use you want to make of it as we have just explained to you.

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