[thelist] Images

Seb Barre sebastien at oven.com
Wed Oct 18 14:11:05 CDT 2000

At 02:45 PM 10/18/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>Since I'm not an image guru, what is the most compact format?

This might sound lame, but it depends on the image. =)

I stick to GIF files in general, for any kind of tabled elements and 
multi-image layouts, and use JPEGs for stand-alone images.  Other than 
general size issues, the reason for using GIFs is also that you can fix the 
palette.  Using 24-bit colour images leaves you at the mercy of the user's 
video card driver a little too much for multi-image layouts, and you often 
get visible borders and minor variations in colour even if you used the 
same colour in your paint program.

Also, JPEG offers a surprising amount of flexibility when you compress it, 
but the highest compression does look, well, crappy..  There are some good 
tutorials on Webmonkey on choosing colours and image formats..  I wish I 
wasn't so lazy, I'd go find the link. =)

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