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Portable Network Graphic. An image file designed to be feature-rich and free of patent restrictions. PNG files support high color images with smooth, blended transparency.

Unfortunately, support for PNG files is poor in Internet Explorer on the Windows platform.

See also: GIF, JPEG
Portable Document Format. A file format designed by Adobe to provide a method to easily maintain and display print-ready, formatted, styled documents.

PDF is a common format used to make very long or highly styled documents available online, and support for PDF files is quite widespread.

For more information visit: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/main.html
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