—TL;DR-User:Itchy Balls pretending to know his CSIII, on an ugly tit-shot's talk page.
Bitmap is used by Windows computers for everything; every time you CTRL+C/CTRL+V images, use PrintScreen, or use MS Paint, Windows creates a BMP file. As a very compressed and workable format, they recommended for any online work.
Technically lossless, each pixel only holds 8 bits of data, they have less color options than JPEG's. GIF files become blurry and disfigured when enlarged or shrunk. The only advantage of GIF files are the animated images.
The most common format on the Interwebs due to amount of data that can be stored in each pixel and is recommended for photographers. JPEG is lossy, and quality is lost each time the image is compressed.
The greatest on the Interwebs. It was created to replace GIF , the files are lossless, and can be enlarged or shrunk without much damage. PNG files would've eradicated GIF from the web if it weren't for two things:
- Micro$oft decided to not support it until IE 6. Also the transparency was fucked-up until IE 7
- The dev team decided to drop support for animation.
As vector images, they are better than raster images and can be resized without distortion. Vector graphics are ideal for high-quality artwork. Unfortunately, Internet Explorer requires plug-ins to render SVG.
Where to Find Images
- That LJ thing that Adcott wrote that displays the last 50 images posted
- Mark's Bookmarks
- Best? of 4chan
- Meme Generator