• Some Graphics formats are intended for graphical display,

GIF - (Graphics Interchange Format) A compact graphic format

JPG - (Joint Photographic experts Group) A compressed format

MPEG - (Motion Pictures Experts Group) Compressed Animation


• Some graphics formats are intended for output on hardcopy devices

HPGL - Hewlett Packard Graphics Language - An ASCII language devised to drive pen plotters

PostScript - A VERY popular graphics format which typically drives laser printers, but can also be displayed on devices like color screens