Using graphics in Microsoft Office

Have you ever wondered why the formats of graphics on the web are sometimes different from those used in documents, presentations, or spreadsheets? It might be confusing. Knowing what formats are out there and learning about the advantages and disadvantages of each can help you create lively documents and presentations. Among the formats easily supported by Office applications are BMP, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, WMF, etc. ImageConverter Plus easily supports these formats among a huge variety of other ones, and you should only decide which format to use for your specific task. To get best image quality, you should choose BMP file format (Windows Bitmap). It’s used internally in the Microsoft Windows operating system to handle graphics images. These files are typically not compressed, resulting in large size. The JPEG format supports 8 bits per color – red, green, and blue, for 24-bit total – and produces relatively small file sizes. But JPEG files can be degraded when repeatedly edited and saved. PNG excels when the image has large areas of uniform color. TIFF is widely accepted in printing industry. Windows Metafiles are intended to be portable between applications and may contain both vector and bitmap components. Windows Metafiles generally are used to store line-art, illustrations and content created in drawing or presentation applications.