You haven't mentioned what computer and what software you are using. Someone might be actually able to help rather guess in generalities if you tell us.
I use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.3, and as noted above, my exported files are JPG and SRGB. I've seen some files posted in other formats that don't look all that great,
Photoshop will let you export Gif, PNG-8, and PNG-16 as well as jpeg tiff, etc. It also has much more sophisticated adjustments of colors for export, a great opportunity to mess things up, or correct individual colors if you are expert.
Unless you have a specific reason, use JPEG and SRGB.