PNG or no PNG

Igor Furlan primorec at
Tue Jun 12 15:07:14 CDT 2001

On Tue, 12 June 2001, Francois Gouget wrote:

> Still, quite often I noticed that JPEG is not very good for  screenshots: 
> - screenshots often have large uniform surfaces, e.g. title bar, window 
> background... JPEG tends to render these with weird dithering-like 
> patterns. 
> - 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. 
start using PNG format... it is supported by 
netscape 4.x, mozilla, opera... and yes, big surprise..  
it is supported by redmond too 

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