A comparison of PNG versus JPG for screenshots. The following screenshots were taken and saved using Windows 10 Snipping Tool and TechSmith Snagit screen capturing utilities.
Comparison of File Sizes (kb)
|Screen Capture Tool||PNG||JPG|
Combining Images with Snagit
The Snipping Tool logo was combined with a Snagit logo. Both logo files were 9 kb JPG files. It was later annotated with the word “Screenshots” at the top. The resulting image was used as a Feature Image for this WordPress post.
Looking at the table above (Comparison of File Sizes), screenshot images saved in PNG format is significantly smaller in size with respect to the images stored using the JPG file format.
Although the screenshots stored as PNG files were smaller than its JPG counterparts, combining images using Snagit resulted in a smaller JPG file.