"Images; png Versus jpg" Topic
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| Ditto Tango 2 3 ||25 Aug 2013 11:15 a.m. PST|
.png images have been around for quite some time now.
I have always used jpg images (and gifs for small things).
What's the deal with .png?
Go easy on me, I still write my web pages using Notepad and tables (the latter set up as % width seem to do pretty well on smart phones too, without the need for the meta name="viewport" tag).
Thanks in advance,
|KatieL ||25 Aug 2013 11:48 a.m. PST|
PNG is the equivalent of GIF. It's a lossless format.
GIF fell out of favour when it turned out there were patent issues with the compression used in it. PNG was the replacement. By the time all the browsers properly supported PNG, the patent has expired
PNG is a nicer format though. Worth switching to it for things other than photos.
| Sue Kes ||25 Aug 2013 1:20 p.m. PST|
There have been some issues with certain programs and e-mail hosts not being able to open jpg images, so I save everything as png now.
|StarfuryXL5||25 Aug 2013 5:36 p.m. PST|
PNG also supports transparency. It was designed as a more fuller-featured replacement for GIF when the licensing issues arose.
|KatieL ||27 Aug 2013 1:01 p.m. PST|
GIF does also support transparency, but only 1 bpp, unlike PNG's full transparency plane.