This post is for those of you who may not understand a lot of the terms designers talk about when it comes to sending along your final logo or design files. And this is also helpful for you to know once you get that big ol' package of file formats so that you can use each file type in the appropriate place. So, today I am focusing on understanding the main file formats used for design, which includes JPG, PNG, GIF, EPS, PDF, and TIFF files. Each file type can be used for a different reason. I’ve listed out each of the main types along with their best uses below.

Hopefully you can use this as a quick guide to your file formats when you're feeling a little lost in the proverbial design jungle. Feel free to save this to your desktop and look back to it whenever you need it!