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Are you just getting started in the world of graphic design? Need help understanding the different types of image files and when you should use them?

tekRescue share their guide to image file types in this infographic.

They compare the following features:

  • Colour palette
  • Transparency
  • Alpha channel
  • Image compression
  • Scalability
  • Animation

Check out the infographic for more detail.


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This article was originally published in 2 April 2019. It was most recently updated in November 24, 2022 by

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