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Should I save PNG 8 or PNG 24?

Should I save PNG 8 or PNG 24?

As a result, PNG 8 is best utilized in small graphics that do not require much color detail, such as computer icons and simple graphic images. PNG 24 works best for web photos and more detailed images.

What is PNG 24 format?

About the PNG‑24 format The PNG‑24 format supports 24‑bit color. Like the JPEG format, PNG‑24 preserves the subtle variations in brightness and hue found in photographs. Like the GIF and PNG‑8 formats, PNG‑24 preserves sharp details like those in line art, logos, or type.

How do I make a PNG 24 smaller?

How to reduce PNG file size on Windows or Mac

  1. Reduce the dimensions of the image.
  2. Reducing the depth of colours (save a 32-bit image as a 24-bit or 8-bit image)
  3. Convert PNG to JPEG (using Export or Save As)
  4. Remove the alpha channel/transparency layer, or.
  5. Use a 3rd party online compression tool like TinyIMG.

Is PNG 8bit?

There are two PNG formats: PNG-8 and PNG-24. The numbers are shorthand for saying “8-bit PNG” or “24-bit PNG.” Not to get too much into technicalities — because as a web designer, you probably don’t care — 8-bit PNGs mean that the image is 8 bits per pixel, while 24-bit PNGs mean 24 bits per pixel.

How many colors does a PNG 24 support?

16.8 million colors
PNG–8 supports 256 colors and 1-bit transparency, and PNG–24 supports 24-bits and 16.8 million colors.

What is PNG32?

Well basically PNG32 is PNG24 but with support for full alpha transparency. This means you can have varying degrees of transparency for each pixel, whereas GIFs can only have transparency turned on or off for each pixel.

Why is PNG file so large?

PNG files are lossless compressed bitmapped images. While they are compressed, they can still attain large file sizes depending on the type of image data saved—they are best suited for images with large areas of solid colours and defined boundaries (such as logos).