Image Format Use... Was: export snapshot

Claus Dreischer claus at dreischer.de
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?
>
>Jim

Jim,

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.

Regards,
	Claus.




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