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#1 SC10-E

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 01:26 AM

Hey guys, which is the highest quality format of these? Thanks smile.gif

* BMP picture/image
* JPG/JPEG picture/image
* GIF picture/image
* PNG picture/image
* TIF/TIFF picture/image
* TGA picture/image
* PCX picture/image
* ICO picture/image
* CBR/CBZ comic books

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 01:34 AM

that entirely depends on things like application you want to use it for (internet, print etc) and if you are looking for quality/size/artifacting/compression etc. you can't just generalize something like that.

Edited by grim_d, 23 July 2007 - 01:34 AM.


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Posted 23 July 2007 - 02:18 AM

according to my college photoshop text book it said that jpeg is the best to use, and for web use gif because of its low color its faster to load(dont remember exactly but im about 90% thats what it said)
but yes it depends on what your using it for

Edited by _GhOsT_, 23 July 2007 - 02:18 AM.


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Posted 23 July 2007 - 03:20 AM

JPG's use lossy type of compression which is good for real pictures with lots of color.

GIF's use lossless type of compression which is good for small pictures, cartoons, icons, anime type of pictures, and any pictures which doesn't have alot of different colors.

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 11:53 AM

say I was using box art for an old SNES game. GIF is the way to go? I don't want too much color removed, I enhanced it myself dry.gif

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 01:05 AM

Best 'quality' = tif.

But like someone else said depends what yr using it for. However, I'd suggest you use jpeg if transparency isn't needed = most compatible (generally speaking).




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