I did jpeg and png 24 exports of a sliced portion of the darker gradient - they match . The yellow lighter gradient matched better when exported as a png 24 rather than a jpeg.
Tested by dropping the exported file into the original PNG.
Thank you, Jim. I don't know what I was doing last night. Everytime I tried to export or copy from
the darker image, I'd get the lighter one in Dreamweaver. I just tried it after reading your posting, and it works fine now. I think the lesson for me is, don't work at 3:30 am.
Can you recommend which format (jpeg or png24) I should export as? The darker image, that is. I don't want the lighter one.
Well the jpeg will be a smaller file, so if it looks good to you, I'd use that. CS4 did have a bit of a banding issue with certain types of gradients. If you get the banding, you can try applying some smoothing in the Optimize panel, or switch to PNG 24.
CS5 helped resolve this with gradient dithering for linear and radial gradients.
Thanks again, Jim.