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Re: GIF support



On Saturday 26 June 2004 12:34, Julien Olivier wrote:
> > GIF is not suitable for photos (doesn't compress well at today's color depth).  
> > PNG makes a file of comparable size to GIF for generated graphics or other 
> > situations where you want non-lossy compression.
> > 
> > So what does GIF offer?  In the past it offered compatibility with older 
> > software but that shouldn't be an issue now.
> > 
> > Adding it to specialised image processing tools may be good for compatibility, 
> > but is there a real need to add it to every program that supports writinga 
> > graphics file?
> 
> 
> AFAIK, the latest Internet Explorer still doesn't support transparent
> PNGs. So, if you want to publish transparent pictures on your website,
> and have them look good for 90% of your audience, you still have to use
> GIFs.
> 
> Or is there another solution ?
> 
    You might want to look at "MSIE PNG Alpha Channel Fix"
http://redvip.homelinux.net/varios/explorer-png-en.html and
http://www.koivi.com/ie-png-transparency/ (this one uses php to convert pages
and I don't like it as much). AFAIK MSIE for mac PCs does support this without
ugly hacks. I hope mozilla and probably IE will have full mng/jng support some
day...

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