Convert PNG to JPG: The Ultimate Conversion Guide

PNG and JPG are some of the most widely used image file formats on the internet today. The PNG file format offers a lot of functionality, but it lacks in a few key areas. For instance, these files tend to have large file sizes, making it hard to share images or download multiple files.

JPG files, on the other hand, tend to have smaller file sizes. The JPG file format comes in pretty handy when you need to download or share a large number of images. It's common to convert PNG to JPG to achieve a smaller file size for file sharing or storage purposes.

Converting PNG to JPG can be an intimidating task, but we've got you. There are built-in tools for Windows and macOS, as well as third-party alternatives, to help you get the job done. We explore all these options below.

Why you may want to convert your files

If you have a PNG image, you may find it difficult to attach it to email, post on social media, or otherwise share. The reason you might have a hard time sharing PNG files online is their large file sizes. Luckily, the JPG file format excels in these areas due to its unusual small size.

If you ever find yourself in a scenario where you need to upload or share a large number of PNG files with friends or coworkers, consider converting PNG to JPEG. The JPG file format is also great for web design, especially if you want fast-loading images on your website.

How to convert PNG to JPG

Both Windows and macOS devices offer built-in tools to convert PNG to JPG. You can also use a third-party app to convert your images to different file formats quickly and easily. Let's take you through the process of converting PNG to JPG on each platform.


Use Microsoft Paint to convert a PNG image to the JPEG format on Windows. Converting from PNG to JPG using Microsoft Paint is quite straightforward. All you have to do is open the image in Microsoft Paint and save it to your preferred file type — in this case, PNG.

Open the image in Microsoft Paint and go to File > Save As. On the Save As dialog, select JPEG from the drop-down menu. Give your file a name, choose the save location, and then hit the Save button.


Every Mac computer comes with a built-in app known as Preview, which is capable of much more than the name suggests. Preview makes converting PNG to JPG on macOS super easy. Here's how to convert PNG to JPG on Mac.

  1. Double click on the PNG file you want to convert to open it in Preview.
  2. Navigate to the top of the Preview screen, click on the File menu, and choose Export.
  3. Choose JPEG from the Format drop-down menu in the dialog box that appears.
  4. Use the Quality slider below the Format menu to adjust size and quality as desired and click Save.

You can also use a third-party utility such as Corel PHOTO-PAINT to convert PNG to JPEG. Third-party apps offer more features than built-in utilities. For instance, you can convert multiple images at a time into JPG format using a photo-editing tool. Third-party image converters are also faster and more reliable.


The PNG file format is in a class of high-quality image file types that retain all information and quality, hence the large file size. Consider converting your PNG files to JPG if you need to shrink down the image for online sharing. Image-editing tools such as Corel PHOTO-PAINT is a tool included in the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite that can help you convert PNG to JPG in just a few clicks.

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