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Question: Best STANDARD format (for quality and compression)

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What is the best STANDARD image format, in terms of quality and compression?

By "standard" I mean ALL Internet Explorer users.
Nov 20 '05 #1
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"VB Programmer" <gr*********@go-intech.com> scripsit:
What is the best STANDARD image format, in terms of quality and compression?

By "standard" I mean ALL Internet Explorer users.


This depends on the type of the image.

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Herfried K. Wagner
MVP VB Classic, VB.NET
<http://www.mvps.org/dotnet>
Nov 20 '05 #2

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If the image is the same size, which is better STANDARD quality? JPEG, BMP,
TIFF, etc..

"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" <hi***************@gmx.at> wrote in message
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"VB Programmer" <gr*********@go-intech.com> scripsit:
What is the best STANDARD image format, in terms of quality and compression?
By "standard" I mean ALL Internet Explorer users.


This depends on the type of the image.

--
Herfried K. Wagner
MVP VB Classic, VB.NET
<http://www.mvps.org/dotnet>

Nov 20 '05 #3

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..gif, .jpg, .png

all have their strong suits based on image type.
"VB Programmer" <gr*********@go-intech.com> wrote in message
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What is the best STANDARD image format, in terms of quality and compression?

By "standard" I mean ALL Internet Explorer users.

Nov 20 '05 #4

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by "ALL Internet Explorer users" do you mean back to version 1.0?
"VB Programmer" <gr*********@go-intech.com> wrote in message
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What is the best STANDARD image format, in terms of quality and compression?

By "standard" I mean ALL Internet Explorer users.

Nov 20 '05 #5

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* "VB Programmer" <gr*********@go-intech.com> scripsit:
If the image is the same size, which is better STANDARD quality? JPEG, BMP,
TIFF, etc..


As mentioned before, this depends on the type of image. For photographs
you can use JPEG, for drawings GIF is the "preferred" format. I like
the PNG format... Your question is not related to VB.NET programming, I
would try to find more information on the topic with Google.

--
Herfried K. Wagner
MVP VB Classic, VB.NET
<http://www.mvps.org/dotnet>
Nov 20 '05 #6

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of those 3, i would pick JPEG. a bmp is crappy quality generally, and larger than needed, and
TIFFs cannot be displayed in IE. Its not particularly the size of the image that matters, but
color depth, use of color, etc. The different encoding algorythms for images all have different
strong suits (otherwise there would only be one image format). RLE encoded images look for chains
of similar data, for example. Other formats use other encoding techniques.

Why dont you make a few graphics in each format, and choose the one thats acceptable to you in
both size and quality?
"VB Programmer" <gr*********@go-intech.com> wrote in message
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If the image is the same size, which is better STANDARD quality? JPEG, BMP,
TIFF, etc..

"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" <hi***************@gmx.at> wrote in message
news:bm************@ID-208219.news.uni-berlin.de...
"VB Programmer" <gr*********@go-intech.com> scripsit:
What is the best STANDARD image format, in terms of quality and compression?
By "standard" I mean ALL Internet Explorer users.


This depends on the type of the image.

--
Herfried K. Wagner
MVP VB Classic, VB.NET
<http://www.mvps.org/dotnet>


Nov 20 '05 #7

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Thanks everyone for your quick comments.

"VB Programmer" <gr*********@go-intech.com> wrote in message
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What is the best STANDARD image format, in terms of quality and compression?
By "standard" I mean ALL Internet Explorer users.

Nov 20 '05 #8

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> I like
the PNG format...
Me too. It works just like GIF, except that it allows 32 bit color.
JPG degrades the quality of an image. A screen capture in JPG
format does not look good. (in my opinion)
Kevin
"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" <hi***************@gmx.at> schreef in bericht
news:bm************@ID-208219.news.uni-berlin.de... * "VB Programmer" <gr*********@go-intech.com> scripsit:
If the image is the same size, which is better STANDARD quality? JPEG, BMP, TIFF, etc..


As mentioned before, this depends on the type of image. For photographs
you can use JPEG, for drawings GIF is the "preferred" format. I like
the PNG format... Your question is not related to VB.NET programming, I
would try to find more information on the topic with Google.

--
Herfried K. Wagner
MVP VB Classic, VB.NET
<http://www.mvps.org/dotnet>

Nov 20 '05 #9

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