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Re: Some comments on <image>

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 07:51:49 +0100
Message-ID: <4C970485.6070904@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-svg@w3.org
Alex Danilo wrote:
> Most mobile browsers won't.
> This is to minimize memory footprint more than a technical
> issue.
> But GIF isn't continuous tone - it's a palleted colour
> format so is pretty lame.
> JPEG was the real game changer for browsers that made
> the web really take off. Try doing flesh tones in GIF;-)

The original main use of GIF was actually natural imagery, and probably 
quite a lot of flesh tones.  With random dithering and a custom palette, 
it can actually do quite well - you should not judge it by paintbrush 
GIF standards.  JPEG is better for subtle gradations and size, although 
it doesn't like hard edges.  PNG can do palettised or non-palettised images.

David Woolley
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