We all know this scenario, when you need to upload a photo to your social media account, forum, or website, and have to choose between the PNG and JPG (JPEG) formats. Despite the fact that most sites support both formats, sometimes there are additional reasons to choose one format over another for the specific type of image.

Let’s say you want to share an image that has only text on it. It would be reasonable to use the PNG format. But if you want to upload a portrait, then the JPG format would be better. If you have been converting images before, you have probably noticed that PNGs converted into JPGs lose in quality. Today we will explain how to convert PNG to JPG without losing the quality of the image.

Convert an PNG image to the JPG format without losing quality

With Photoshop

Photoshop is the first tool that comes to mind. It is the most convenient instrument of all and if you have it on your PC, you should definitely use it. Here is what you need to do.

Open your image in Photoshop.

Press the combination of Ctrl + Shift + Alt + S on your keyboard (or click File, then select Save for Web).

Choose the format for your file – find JPEG in the drop-down menu and click it.

Choose the format

Press the Save button and select the folder to save your image.

The same trick can be performed with Adobe Illustrator. The algorithm is the same. So, if you don’t have Photoshop, but do have Illustrator, there is no need to look for another software. 

Using Paint

Paint is a basic image editing software integrated into Windows. You can use it to convert PNG images to the JPEG format without losing quality. Just do the following actions:

Right-click your PNG image and select Open with > Paint.

When Paint is up and you see your image on the screen, click File, then Save as, and select JPEG picture.


Now all you have to do is to choose where to save a newly converted copy of the original image. You can also change its name if you want.

Press Save to finish the procedure.


Another good (and free) alternative to Photoshop. PNG2JPG is an online editor that lets you convert PNG images to JPG images without losing image quality on the fly. Also, it is easy to use, quick, and allows to process multiple pictures at the same time.


To convert an image, open their official website (https://png2jpg.com), click Upload Files, then select the images you want to convert. The service will do the rest automatically. All you have to do after that is to download new JPEG files.

Using XnConvert


XnConvert is a freeware tool for Windows. It supports batch image processing and offers a lot of options for converting images into various formats including PNG to JPG, of course. Additional features like scripting and batch processing make it stand out of the crowd.  

We hope we answered the question and explained to you how to convert a PNG image to a JPG image without losing quality.