How to convert PNG files to JPGs.

Explore how to compress large PNG images into JPG format in Adobe Photoshop.

How to convert PNG to JPG

Changing your PNGs into JPGs while retaining image quality.

PNGs (portable network graphics files) are great for image files due to their lossless compression and compatibility with web browsers. However, if your file has a lot of data, you’ll want to convert PNGs to a JPG (joint photographic experts group) image format. JPGs are raster images that use lossy compression, so your converted files will be a smaller file size, but won’t typically reduce much in image quality. JPG conversion, for example, is a good choice if you need to email or more simply transfer large PNGs.

How to convert files to the JPG file format.


Choose File and select Save As. Or choose File, then Export and Save for
Web (Legacy). Either process can be used to save CMYK, RGB or grayscale images.

Note: JPGs support only 8-bit images, so the bit depth will automatically be
lowered on anything with a 16-bit image quality.


In the JPG Options dialogue box, make any additional selections.


Click OK.

This process will give you JPG images at a file size more easily sent or shared online.


Discover more with this helpful tutorial about how to choose between PNG, JPG and TIFF image files based on your needs.

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