Image Format Use... Was: export snapshot

Claus Dreischer claus at
Sun Nov 7 07:38:34 CST 2004

At 10:32 Uhr -0400 07.11.2004, Jim Carwardine wrote:
>This begs the question in my mind as to the universal usefulness of either
>png or jpeg.  Is one better than another universally or is there a more
>appropriate situation to use one or the other?


PNG is a lossles format.
So if you have a black/white logo, a screenshot, etc. this is the 
format to use.

JPG is a lossy format, means it saves diskspace by not reproducing 
the EXACT original image.
Use it when you have photos and other full color graphics.

Hope this short comparison was understandable.


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