Filename Extension and Intended Purpose

  1. Listed the most common formats
  2. Identify their purpose


Answer :

.gif = stands for “Graphic Interchange Format”. GIF can store image in small size without downgrade the quality of image.

.jpeg = JPEG image mostly is a lossy compression. JPEG can be setting to enlarge or to decrease the size of the picture but some color would be loss.

.png = stands for “Portable Network Graphic”. PNG is a loseless image same like GIF so it will not be blurred when it goes to JPEG.

.pdf = stands for “ Portable Document Format”. It can be use as multipurpose such as view multiple page and stored a lot of numbers of pages.

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