Convert PNGs to JPGs

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:

Adobe Photoshop

  1. Open your PNG file in Photoshop.
  2. Go to File > Export > Save for web (legacy)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.