When I first started my marketing career and needed to include an image in one of my articles or post a picture on social media, the image’s format didn’t matter to me. In my eyes, JPG and PNG were exactly the same.

Once I actually dug into the difference between the two, though, I realized they’re quite different. But one format isn’t necessarily better than the other -- JPG is optimal for some situations while PNG is optimal for others.

In a nutshell, JPG images are best suited for social media and blog posts because they’re optimized for photography and have a smaller file size than PNG images.

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PNG images are best suited for web graphics and professional photography because they maintain their quality no matter how many times you open and save them, whereas JPG images decline in quality every time you open and save them.

Fortunately, JPG and PNG images aren’t permanently stuck in their respective file format. You can convert images from PNG to JPG and vice versa in less than one minute with the help of some free online tools.

How to Batch Convert Files from PNG to JPG

1. Visit one of the free online PNG to JPG converters listed in the section below.

2. Upload your PNG images.

3. Press “Convert” to convert your PNG images to JPG images.

4. Click “Download” to download your new JPG images.

Best PNG to JPG Converter Tools

1. iLoveImg

With iLoveImg, you can convert up to 15 PNG files at a time without signing up for a free account. If you register for a free account, you can convert up to 30 PNG files at a time.

2. png2jpg.com

Png2jpg.com lets you convert up to 20 PNG files at a time. The free tool doesn’t ask for your email address.

3. online-convert.com

Online-convert.com offers a free tool that lets you convert up to 20 PNG files at a time without giving them your email address. If you buy their premium version, you can convert up to 200 PNG files at a time.

How to Batch Convert Files from JPG to PNG

1. Visit one of the free online JPG to PNG converters listed in the section below.

2. Upload your JPG images.

3. Press “Convert” to convert your JPG images to PNG images.

4. Click “Download” to download your new PNG images.

Best JPG to PNG Converter Tools

1. ILoveImg

With iLoveImg, you can convert up to 15 JPG files at a time without signing up for a free account. If you register for a free account, you can convert up to 30 JPG files at a time.

2. jpg2png.com

Jpg2png.com lets you convert up to 20 JPG files at a time. The free tool doesn’t ask for your email address.

3. online-convert.com

Online-convert.com offers a free tool that lets you convert up to 20 JPG files at a time without giving them your email address. If you buy their premium version, you can convert up to 200 JPG files at a time.

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Originally published Nov 30, 2018 6:00:00 AM, updated November 30 2018

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