I want to ensure my app is using the least amount of space when installed on a mobile as well as perform well and look good. On of the major items taking up space currently are the images.
I read somewhere (I suppose in one of the Adobe MAX performance related articles) that use of PNG gives better performance. Not sure why.
On doing some "googling" I found that JPG is better (smaller size without loss of quality) for photos or basically complex images and PNG is better for simple images.
So which is better is the images in my app are complex photos? I get a feeling it should be JPG because smaller size=faster. Can anyone confirm or shed more light on this topic?
Actually, smaller size usually means slower (at least when dealing with media encodings). My understanding is that PNG files can be decoded faster than JPG files.
Thanks. So size of the file really doesn't matter much when it comes to loading/performance because it's basically a local file (embedded with the apk) is it.
Also, if my source image is a jpg file, should I convert it to a PNG?