Joined: 13 Jun 06
26 Jul 06 11:39 pm
if they don't charge any extra for the .psd, ask for that too. They shouldn't as that is what they will use to create the .jpg and .gif.
A .psd file is an adobe photoshop file, complete with layers (different images and text are placed on different layers so that they can be moved around and edited without affecting the other objects on the image canvas in photoshop).
If you have the .psd file it means that other graphic designers can edit the image in future.
The .swf file is a Flash file, meaning that it will probably have some sort of animation going on. You probably don't need that. It is an unnecessary complication for you.