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Re: [CSS21] Test Suite

From: <phoyt@philiphoyt.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 15:05:32 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <43927.66.98.254.48.1090609532.squirrel@strix.ion-web.com>
To: "Chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org>
Cc: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, www-style@w3.org


>
> On Friday, July 23, 2004, 7:04:12 PM, Henri wrote:
>
> HS> On Jul 23, 2004, at 00:17, Chris Lilley wrote:
>
>>> They look entirely different on Mac and PC platforms, to take an
>>> example.
>
> HS> That depends on the display settings.
>
> Which PNG images can contain and thus display correctly while GIFs
> cannot.
>


To be a bit more precise, this behaviour of PNG feels like a bug to most
users. The solution is to turn off gamma correction in your PNGs,
something easily done in Macromedia Fireworks and the GIMP but to my
knowledge impossible in Photoshop.

This shortcoming of Photoshop (which also makes it impossible to match PNG
and CSS colours properly) is actually a greater barrier to the adoption of
PNG than the shortcomings of Internet Explorer (which merely reduce PNG to
being no better, or perhaps only slightly better, than GIF. )
Received on Friday, 23 July 2004 15:06:26 GMT

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