Didn't think TIFFs were widely supported in browsers. Neither are PNGs for that
matter, at least when you go back before 4...
You can use PNGs on an Intranet though, as long as the browsers are all > 4 (?),
or you can convince the sysadmin to upgrade.
Personally, I think the disadvantages of using PNG outweigh the advantages. I'd
go for JPEGs and GIFs.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of Mr.
> Sent: 07 June 2000 17:01
> To: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: Re: [ILUG] OT: Image formats
>>> On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 04:48:22PM +0100, John P. Looney (Kate) wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 03:45:07PM +0000, Mr. B. mentioned:
> > > hi all,
> > > just a quick question.
> > > what advantages disadvantages, do a)tiff, b) jpg imag formats
> have over each other?
> > JPG is very good compression, and is lossy. Good for "real world"
> > photographs. TIFF's are lossless, and the compression isn't as good for
> > photos, but better at things like "computer" images which have lines,
> > squares etc. Don't know any reason why you would use them over a PNG
> > format though.
>> hmm, ok.
>> i should have prefaced the question with information on where they
> are going to be used.
> they will be used on mainly Win9* platform, in a law firm, for their
> intranet. So I would guess that file size wouldn't be too much of a problem.
> they would be used within HTML files.
>> hmm, so tiff *maybe* the way to go?
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