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Re: More graphics questions


We should accept the following and only the following formats:

1. Gif
2. JPG
3. EPS (for the postcript output)

I don't like gif anymore than the next guy, so use JPG.

On Mon, 5 Jun 2000, Roman Maurer wrote:

<CITE>"Anthony E. Greene" wrote:
<CITE>> Some versions of IE4 cannot display a PNG image by itself.
<CITE>What versions or IE4?
<CITE>IMHO the format LDP uses in HTML documents should be "good-old"
<CITE>(and unfortunately patented) GIF.
<CITE>The usability of documentation should not be dictated by technology
<CITE>nor by politics.  JPEG is bad because it looses data and PNG is bad
<CITE>because not everyone will see it(?).
<CITE>So, my suggestion is to take a deep breath, buy some GIF compression
<CITE>utility (xv comes to mind) and make the GIFs for the docs.  That way
<CITE>end-users will be happy, and the authors won't need to pretend that
<CITE>we have a good-for-all substitute for GIFs (someday this will be PNG,
<CITE>but obviously we're not there yet!).

<COMPANY>CommandPrompt    - http://www.commandprompt.com      </COMPANY>
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Instead of asking why a piece of software is using "1970s technology," 
start asking why software is ignoring 30 years of accumulated wisdom. 

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