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Technologies > Image File Formats > Technology usage comparison

Comparison of the usage of PNG vs. GIF for websites

This report shows the usage statistics of PNG vs. GIF as image file format on the web. See technologies overview for explanations on the methodologies used in the surveys. Our reports are updated daily.

Usage

This diagram shows the percentages of websites using the selected technologies.

How to read the diagram:
PNG is used by 74.8% of all the websites.

PNG
74.8%
GIF
27.7%
W3Techs.com, 19 January 2019
Percentages of websites using various image file formats

Usage broken down by ranking

This diagram shows the percentages of websites using the selected technologies broken down by ranking.

How to read the diagram:
PNG is used by 74.8% of all the websites.
PNG is used by 77.8% of all the websites that rank in the top 1,000,000.

  
PNG
74.8%
77.8%
76.2%
74.1%
71.5%
  
GIF
27.7%
31.9%
34.0%
37.0%
38.1%
  
W3Techs.com, 19 January 2019
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Percentages of websites using the selected image file formats broken down by ranking
Note: a website may use more than one image file format

Historical trend

This diagram shows the historical trend in the percentage of websites using the selected technologies.
Our dedicated trend survey shows more image file formats usage and market share trends.Historical trends in the usage of the selected technologies

Market position

This diagram shows the market position of the selected technologies in terms of popularity and traffic compared to the most popular image file formats.
Our dedicated market survey shows more image file formats market data.

Market position of the selected technologies


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