Good and Bad Image Formats... and Others!



As a graphic designer it is important that you understand what kind of image is appropriate to use for what purpose. For instance, you cannot use a TIFF image on a website, nor would you want to use a GIF image for print.

There are also a variety of image types that, if you are using InDesign for your page layout, are no longer required. Being able to leave them behind allows you to also leave behind some potential problems that have plagued the design industry for years. EPS files, for instance, long held to be “the preferred image format on a Mac” (for no good reason) are no longer needed at all. Nor are DCS files or duotones. All the same results can now be achieved in a better, more stable, ...

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