Apps DB round 2

Francois Gouget fgouget at
Tue Jun 12 13:27:57 CDT 2001

On Tue, 12 Jun 2001, Jeremy Newman wrote:
> > * We should ban JPEGs for screenshots :-)
> >
> Ewww, That is a bad shot, but not JPG's fault. It was converted from a GIF,
> I'll get a better one.

   Still, quite often I noticed that JPEG is not very good for
 - screenshots often have large uniform surfaces, e.g. title bar, window
background... JPEG tends to render these with weird dithering-like
 - it tends to blur fonts. I believe that's because fonts are basically
thin lines, which means high frequency, which is exactly what JPEG's
lossy compression removes.
 - if you ever write documentation that is going to be printed, you'll
notice that the printed version has very clear smudges all around the
text. These smudges are present on the screen too but they are
particularly visible when printed.

Francois Gouget         fgouget at
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