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I am still alive May 18, 2006

Posted by bluedevil in Cant decide which category.
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I have been busy with my work, hence no blogs from long time. Well I think I will be relatively free coming weeks, this will give me sometime to write my blogs again.

Till then some facts on picture file formats

JPEG:
Good for:
+ Photographs
+ Game screenshots
+ Movie stills
+ Desktop backgrounds
Bad for:
– Windows application screenshots
– Line art and text
– Anywhere where fine lines or sharp color contrast is needed

PNG:
Good for:
+ Text, line art, comic-style drawings, general web graphics
+ Windows application screenshots
+ When absolutely 100% quality is required (24 bit)
+ When alpha channel support is required
+ As a general replacement for anything that is a non-animated GIF
Bad for:
– Photos, in-game screenshots (only when quality is not important and you’re looking for small files)
– Disappointing browser support from Microsoft and others

GIF:
Good for:
+ Where animations are absolutely required
+ Widespread browser support
Bad for:
– Patented, legal technicalities
– Large file sizes compared to PNG for the same quality
– Obsolete

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1. Jokerr - May 18, 2006

PNG:
– Disappointing browser support from Microsoft and others

Not sure what you mean by others but yes, Microsoft has failed to fully support PNG files. Mainly those with alpha transparency. At least they support 8bit Alpha Transparency though….


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