Image Format Use... Was: export snapshot

Thomas McGrath III 3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Sun Nov 7 12:14:43 CST 2004


PNG also supports transparencies. It is the best available format by 
far.

Tom

On Nov 7, 2004, at 8:38 AM, Claus Dreischer wrote:

> 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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