Scanning Formats (TIFF vs. JPEG)
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Wed Aug 16 14:42:43 CDT 2006
On 8/16/2006 at 3:33 PM Segin wrote:
>Why won't we jusr all switch to PNG, which is lossless, and don't give
>me that "PNG is lossy" crap, otherwise everytime I untar a .tar.gz
>archive i should have lots of missing bits in my source code, because
>PNG uses the exact same alghorithm found in PKZIP and gzip.
Excuse me? I don't think anyone said PNG is lossy, did they? IIRC, PNG
was developed as an alternative to GIF (which is also lossless). My remark
about JPEG being lossy was, I believe, valid.
The only problem I can see with PNG is some older software doesn't support
it, where TIFF and GIF support's been around for a very long time. But
there's always conversion software, if need be.
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