Re: TIF or GIF?

Subject: Re: TIF or GIF?
From: Janice Gelb <janiceg -at- marvin -dot- eng -dot- sun -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 12:03:27 -0800 (PST)

In article ORG -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com, jmccallan -at- vermeermfg -dot- com ("Jim McCallan") writes:
>I've been looking at the graphics we use in FrameMaker 5.6 for use in PDF,
>HTML, and paper manuals. I've seen some improvements in quality when using
>GIF instead of TIF, and the end file size of the PDF is smaller as well.
>Are there any draw-backs to using GIF's in manuals for hard print? We
>import the graphics by reference currently, but are looking at making our
>FrameMaker files more portable by copying the graphics into Frame instead of
>importing by reference. We generally print the paper copies at 600 dpi. Any
>thoughts?
>

We've had very bad results using GIFs for print output.
The images look like they were taken underwater. We use
TIFs in our single-source documents and DynaWeb automatically
converts them to GIFs for web display.

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