Is this group still active? There were no replies to
my previous message, and I suppose there are some spam messages in the list for
August 2009. And nobody cares.
It is rather strange.
Anyway, in the Internet I have found a very
interesting comparison of three main formats: PNG, GIF and JPG. The pros and
cons of every format will help you to choose your own solution.
colors only. This is not very good for photographs
(multiple images per file). These are often called “Animated GIF”.
One color can be
defined as transparent (no alpha channel)
compression (well suited for screen shots and editing)
24 or 48 bit
truecolor (256 indexed colors, too)
(only one image per file)
Alpha channel for
transparency (much more flexible than single color transparency)
compression (well suited for screen shots and editing, but larger files than
(small files but not suitable for screen shots or editing)
comparison was provided by Helge Klein. To read the whole article, please visit
Astra Design Company
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