5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 19, 2006 9:24 AM by airbob

    GIF or PNG?

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        • 1. Re: GIF or PNG?
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          PNG file are great but the last I heard, they aren�t universally recognized
          by many browsers...especially the older ones.

          Charles


          On 7/13/06 2:36 PM, in article e963qu$oa$1@forums.macromedia.com, "Scott
          Powell" <sp2@glweb.biz> wrote:

          > I was just reading on projectseven that png-8 file formats can work on the
          > web, are better and smaller than gifs. I've never used png on the web. Anyone
          > have any comments about how it works and any potential glitches?
          >
          > Thanks,
          >
          > Scott
          >



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          • 2. Re: GIF or PNG?
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            Scott Powell wrote:
            > I was just reading on projectseven that png-8 file formats can work on the web, are better and smaller than gifs. I've never used png on the web. Anyone have any comments about how it works and any potential glitches?
            >
            > Thanks,
            >
            > Scott

            The only possible glitches are in very old browsers. I feel confident
            about using them.

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            • 3. Re: GIF or PNG?
              airbob Level 1
              I dont know .. . i used to use them quite often, but i found that they dont load nearly as fast as JPEGs. I dont know about GIF's though. I'd never use those for a site.
              • 4. Re: GIF or PNG?
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                airbob wrote:
                > I dont know .. . i used to use them quite often, but i found that
                > they dont load nearly as fast as JPEGs.

                Are you saving images as PNG files, or exporting them? I don't recommend
                using PNG 8 format instead of JPEG format for photos.

                I dont know about GIF's
                > though. I'd never use those for a site.

                Why not? GIF (or PNG8) is the best format to use for some kinds of
                images. The general rule is to use JPEG format for photos or images with
                containing gradients. GIF and PNG8 are used for poster like images with
                broad areas of flat color, and for text.

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                • 5. Re: GIF or PNG?
                  airbob Level 1
                  I understand, but most all of my creation have gradients found several times throughout the site.