Re: Graphics Format

Subject: Re: Graphics Format
From: Sabahat Ashraf <sabahat -at- OPENIX -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 14:09:14 -0400

Alexander Von_obert wrote:

> 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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