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> If your pictures are screenshots or other "synthetic" pictures with relatively
> few colors (<256) and sharp contrasts, use GIF. It does not distort your
> pictures and is quite compact for this kind of materials.
It saves a *lot* of space to save in Indexed Color mode than in RGB
mode. And frankly I find the results better, too -- or is it just me?
> If you have photographs or use continuous color shades, use JPEG (*.JPG). This
> format compresses this kind of material very well, but distorts your pictures.
> But you can balance file size and distortion.
I seem to find that JPEG is not as good looking on the Web [especially
on IBM compatibles] than GIF. Please correct me if I am wrong.
> TIFF (*.TIF) is another possibility, but there are MANY subtypes that might be
> incompatible with some of your programs.
Not useable on the Web -- for what that is worth; might be totally
irrelevant to your circumstances.
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