There are multiple Image formats with different advantages. Most of the time you will need a specific image format. It may be for uploading or for Editing. So, In this post, we are going to cover How to convert images from PNg to JPG/Jpeg format. PNG, JPG, and JPEG are the most commonly used image formats.
In this Post, In addition to covering how to convert an image to a different format, We are also going to cover What does each image format means, Advantages and disadvantages of these image formats. There are different methods for different devices. use the below table of contents below to navigate to methods covering your device.
Table of Contents
- What Is PNG, JPG/JPEG
- Advantages of PNG, JPG/JPEG
- How to Convert images from PNG to JPG or JPEG on android.
- How to Convert images from PNG to JPG or JPEG on iPhone.
- How to Convert images from PNG to JPG or JPEG on Windows.
- How to Convert images from PNG to JPG or JPEG on Linux.
- How to Convert images from PNG to JPG or JPEG on Mac.
- How to Convert images from PNG to JPG or JPEG on Chromebook.
What Is PNG, JPG/JPEG
PNG stands for Portable Network Graphics, While JPG/JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Expert Group. Both are widely used image formats. PNG is used for higher Quality images but takes up large space while JPG is used for images with lesser quality and lesser size. JPG is used more in uploading documents or photos due to its smaller file size.
Advantages of PNG, JPG/JPEG
Both PNG and JPg have their own advantages and disadvantages. The best file format depends upon individual use cases. PNG format is better for people who prefer High-quality images but don’t care about file size. JPG/JPEG is for those who don’t require more detailed images and want the reduce file size.
Advantages of PNG
- Higher Image clarity
- More detailed image
- Loseless image compression
- PNG format supports Transpraency
- Support images with high contrats and details
Advantages of JPG/JPEG
- Reduced file size
- Universal browser support
- Most used image format
How to Convert images from PNG to JPG or JPEG on android.
Convert images from PNG to JPG/JPEG using an app
In this method, we are going to use an external app to convert images from PNG to JPG/JPEG. You can also use it to convert JPG/JPEG to PNG.
Step 1: Go to play store on your device and search Image converter- PNG/JPG/JPEG.
Step 2: Download and install the App
Step 3: Provide the required Permission. It only asks 2 permission. Provide access to storage and camera.
Step 4: On the App page you will be listed with 3 options- a single image, Multiple images, and results. You can also bulk convert images from one format to another image format.
Step 5: Select a Single image to change the image format of the single image or Multiple Images from converting Multiple images.
Step 6: Select the source. In my case, I am choosing My files. You can choose anyone.
Step 7: Select the images and Tap on Done.
Step 8: Select the Convert Format. You can convert the selected image to Pdf, WEBP, GIF., and Select the Compress level. Based on the compress level the image size will be shown below. You can increase or decrease it using the compress level.
Step 9: Tap on the Tick Mark on the bottom. The image will be converted and saved.
Using an app is best when you have multiple images or if you use conversion regularly. if you are using it for a single image using an online tool. Take a look at the below methods to use the Online tool.
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Convert images from PNG to JPG/JPEG using an online tool
While using an online converter, Always use the one which is from a trusted source. In this method, we are going to use png2jpg.com
Step 1: Go to your browser and type https://png2jpg.com/ on the address bar.
Step 2: Click on Upload your Files and upload an image that you want to convert from png to jpg/jpeg.
Step 3: Wait for some time for conversion to complete and after the conversion click on download.
Step 4: Provide the location to save the image and the converted image will be saved on your device
Convert images from PNG to JPG/JPEG by Renaming
By renaming the file extension you can change the format of the image but, You won’t get all the properties and features associated with the specific file format. To open a file in the app that only uses JPG/JPEG, You can use this method
Step 1: Go to File Explorer on your smartphone. You can also edit directly using the gallery.
Step 2: Go to the Folder in which you have saved the image and Open the image
Step 3: Tap on the edit or File Info. Then select filename
Step 4: Remove the .png extension and insert .jpg and click on save
Step 5: the image will be converted from .PNg extension to .jpg extension.
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How to change Screenshot Image format from PNG to JPG on Samsung
Step 1: Go to settings. Then Go to Advanced features.
Step 2: Select Screenshot in Advanced features.
Step 3: Tap on the Screenshot Format. and select JPG
Step 4: All the further screenshots will be saved in jpg format.
How to Convert images from PNG to JPG or JPEG on iPhone.
You can use the Online Converter tool used in the above methods. Any images edited in iOS devices are saved in jpg/jpeg format. You can also use the external app to convert the image from PNG to JPG or vice versa. We are going to use the simple Edit method to change the image format.
Step 1: Go to the Photos app on your iOS device. and Open the image that you want to convert.
Step 2: Tap or click on the Edit Option, Which is present on the top-right corner.
Step 3: The Editing Screen will appear. Click on the Magical wand option at the Bottom. Modify the image a little. You can use the crop option.
Step 4: Now click on save in iPhone and the image will be saved in JPG/JPEG format. For Ipad click on the Export option in File Menu.
Step 5: Click on Export 1 photo. the file will be saved in jpeg/jpeg format.
How to Convert images from PNG to JPG or JPEG on Windows.
PCs have multiple options to convert image file formats. you can use MS paint, App, utilities to convert images from one format to other.
Convert Images from PNG to JPG or JPEG using MS paint
Most of the Images are edited MS paint. You can open any image format in Paint. You can save Edited images in multiple formats. Follow the below methods to convert images from PNG to JPEG/JPG using paint.
Step 1: Start your PC and Open the File explorer
Step 2: Navigate to the image file that you want to change the format.
Step 3: Right-click on the image and select Edit.
Step 4: The image will be opened in Paint. You can edit the image or directly save it
Step 5: Click on the save as. Then click on the Save as types
Step 6: Select the required file format in the Dropdown list and click on the save. The image will be saved in the selected image format.
Convert Images from PNG to JPG or JPEG by Changing File format
Changing the file format on the Windows PC is easier compared to other devices. As I stated above in the method for Android devices. This method works on all devices. but, The images lack different properties. Follow the steps below to change image format in windows by renaming the file.
Step 1: Start your PC and head on to the file explorer you can also do it on the PHotos application.
Step 2: Select the image file and right-click on the selected file and select rename.
Step 3: Remove the existing .png extension and insert .jpg extension
Step 4: Click on save. The image format of the file will be changed.
How to Convert images from PNG to JPG or JPEG on Linux.
In Linux, We are going to use the command line to convert images from one format to another format. For this, We will need an application called ImageMagick
At the first download the ImageMagick application to your Linux PC. Use the command below to install it.
Debian/Ubuntu/Mint: Sudo apt install ImageMagick or Sudo apt install ImageMagick
Fedora/centOS: Sudo dnf install ImageMagick
Arch Linux/Manjaro: Sudo pacman -s ImageMagick
If you face any problem. Try changing the letter case of I and M in the ImageMagick.
Now you have downloaded the application. You can access the application directly or you can use the command line.
Step 1: Open the terminal or command prompt on your Linux system
Step 2: Type Convert [input image file] [Output image file]
convert image1.png image1.jpg
The image will be converted from PNG to JPG and will be saved on your PC
How to Convert images from PNG to JPG or JPEG on Mac.
You can convert the image from PNG to JPG/JPEG by exporting the file. This Methos is similar to that of changing image format in iPad. Follow the steps to change image format on Mac.
Step 1: Start your mac and head on to the Preview application.
Step 2: Select the image that you want to convert from PNG to JPG
Step 3: Select the Thumbnails option present on the left sidebar and press Command +A on the keyboard.
Step 4: Click on the File Menu and then click on the Export.
Step 5: Then Select options and Select the required image format from the drop-down and adjust the quality of the image.
Step 6: Provide the path where you want to store the converted image and click save
How to Convert images from PNG to JPG or JPEG on Chromebook.
Most of the Methods that you use on android also work in Chromebook. You can use an online converter to convert an image from PNG to JPG/JPEG on Chromebook. You can also use the external app to convert image formats.
There are also several chrome extensions to download images in required formats.
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