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I'm importing some images from PowerPoint and I can save them as JPEGs or PNGs. Is one format or the other preferred in Canvas?  Thanks.

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Hi howardmichaeldavis@gmail.com 

As far as I know, Canvas has no preferences; or rather, manages both file typed equally.

You might find this document helpful: What types of files can be previewed in Canvas? and this one What types of media files can I upload in Canvas as an instructor? 

One consideration for choice might be which format results in a larger file; or more precisely, which file type offers highest quality per size. You can find a great discussion on this and other factors impacting your decision on which image type to use at Image File Formats - Which to Use?

I hope this is helpful,

Kelley

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Hi howardmichaeldavis@gmail.com 

As far as I know, Canvas has no preferences; or rather, manages both file typed equally.

You might find this document helpful: What types of files can be previewed in Canvas? and this one What types of media files can I upload in Canvas as an instructor? 

One consideration for choice might be which format results in a larger file; or more precisely, which file type offers highest quality per size. You can find a great discussion on this and other factors impacting your decision on which image type to use at Image File Formats - Which to Use?

I hope this is helpful,

Kelley

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Thanks, Kelley for the helpful links.

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I was going to leave this question alone since Kelley beat me to the punch in writing a response. But I found a cool graphic and want to share it!

From Kishmore, A. (2017, October 26). How to Reduce the Size on an Image File. Help Desk Geek [Blog Article]

Comparison of gif, jpeg, and png

Cheers - Shar

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Sharmaine, Thanks!