If this is in a any way targeted at print and not web exclusively I would at least recommend using psd instead of png.
eps with Clipping Path is an option that avoids transparency and the resulting issues in layout applications.
Of course it only makes sense with sharp images of hard edged objects.
But in my opinions it is a sign of a lack of understanding when people create a Clipping Path and additionally fill an inverted Selection based on that with white as it does damage to the edge pixels.
Thanks for the response! Interesting, why is it better to use PSD instead of PNG? What are the advantages?
Ah, so it's called a Clipping Path. How would the company have done that? Originally all these products had a white albeit dirty white-greyish background. Would they have had to use the lasso tool to select the product, create a new image and save as EPS?
Thanks again for the response, very enlightening for a rookie like me!
One can embed the ICC Profile in a psd (and have multiple Layers) and you did not mention whether you use png-8 or pig-24.
Paths can be created with the appropriate tools (Pen Tool, Rectangle Tools etc.), creating a Selection and converting that to a Path usually results in inferior results (except for rectangles for example).
I'm using PNG-8. Thanks for the advice, will be using PSD from here on out!
Thanks so much for the thorough explanation!
png-8 uses Indexed Color, if I’m not mistaken, so the image quality would suffer.