Screen captures in .GIF format or .JPG format?

Subject: Screen captures in .GIF format or .JPG format?
From: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "Techwr-L (E-mail)" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>, "'Bill Hartzer'" <BHartzer -at- cha-systems -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 08:47:34 -0400

> Bill Hartzer wondered <<Do you save your screen captures in .GIF format or
> .JPG format? [for use in HTML]>>
GIF is the preferred format for bitmaps with limited color palettes
(i.e., most computer documentation), since this format produces the smallest
file sizes and least loss of color information for such images. For
photographs, in which color fidelity is more important (millions of colors
rather than the 200+ colors that are used on Web bitmaps and most computer
screens), JPG produces larger files but (if you keep the compression setting
relatively low) can produce far more photorealistic images.

--Geoff Hart, FERIC, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca

"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a
yellow spot into the sun."- -Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

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