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RE: GIF support



Title: RE: GIF support

A quick question.....does PNG support animations?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doncho N. Gunchev [mailto:mr700 globalnet bg]
> Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 8:15 AM
> To: fedora-devel-list redhat com
> Cc: Julien Olivier; russell coker com au
> Subject: 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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