Understanding File Formats (the ones you need to know)

File formats can be tricky if you are not used to working with them often. As a designer, I use all of these files on a daily basis and sometimes forget that my customer might have no clue what I am talking about when I ask for a vector file or I am sending them a ".PNG file". I thought I would take a couple minutes and break down some of the most common file formats, what they are used for and some other tips & tricks that might be helpful for you!

Some other tips & tricks that are good to know:

Hopefully, this little description helped you to understand some of the most common file formats! So when you are working with a designer (whether for business or personal) you know what we are talking about! These tips are also great to know when printed images, creating little graphics for social media, etc.

What file formats do you use the most?


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