RE: Why JPGs for screen captures? test results

Subject: RE: Why JPGs for screen captures? test results
From: Kim Roper <kim -dot- roper -at- pixelink -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 11:22:55 -0500

Sean Brierley observed:

> [EMF] is a better format than WMFs which (I believe) uses short straight
> segments for some splines and curves.

That has been my experience with WMFs. However, when you're creating a
clipart catalogue to use with Microsoft Office, well ... it's always a
tradeoff, isn't it?

> The only problem I can think of with PNGs is that they don't support
> CMYK color. I believe--don't know for absolute certainty--that they
> support RGB+transparency. I use PNGs for my online help output. They
> work fine. PNG is a raster format, btw.

I use PNG as an alternative to GIF, usually in a fit of "better here, better
there." IIRC, PNG should have better bit-depth than GIF (as Sean noted),
but when it gets to that, I'm probably creating JPG output from a TIF of BMP
source image, anyway.

Then again, I have web pages to think about.

Cheers ... Kim
kim.roper at

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