PNGs are almost universally accepted among any applications that accept JPGs. We recommend using PNGs rather than JPGs whenever possible for the following reasons:
- significantly better image quality
- transparent backgrounds, can be used against any color
- scalable on the web
- smooth edges on image
PNGs should be used for most digital applications including PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, and across social media platforms.
In the event you need a JPG, here are instructions on how to convert a JPG to a PNG:
Free online file conversion
You can upload your PNG to the following free website and convert it to a JPG: http://image.online-convert.com/convert-to-jpg
- Open your PNG file in Photoshop.
- Go to File > Export > Save for web (legacy)
- Under the Presets dropdown, select JPEG High, JPEG Medium, JPEG Low depending on the image quality you require. JPEG Low will produce the smallest file size, but the worst quality.
- Click Save... and select the destination for your file on your hard drive.
If you are having trouble converting your file, please contact UBSC for help.