January 16, 2007 at 2:00 pm #5241
In another topic it was mentioned that png would replace gif files. I would love to know why? 🙁
I love that i can create a gif file animate it and the animation shows up on the stats page.
I do know that png dose alow for a smaller pic to be seen more clearly. But why cant we have both, for those who do have animated gifs as there avatars?January 16, 2007 at 3:53 pm #38699
I know the rules have changed for the gif format recently, but it is generally easier to get support and libraries for the PNG format. Its kind of the unofficial unix web format.January 17, 2007 at 1:56 am #38700
3 put they love png but you didnt say why 😕 Dose png realy matter?
😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 🙄January 17, 2007 at 10:01 pm #38701
I like it because it’s an open standard (no worries about copyrights or anything, ever), and because it’s flexible.
The GIF format limits you to a maximum of 8 bits per pixel (256 colours), and only supports transparency in a limited fashion. (Basically, you can make areas of the image completely transparent, or not at all).
PNG does not share that limitation – any pixel can be transparent, solid, or partially transparent.
cbxJanuary 18, 2007 at 6:50 am #38702
Ya, what CBX said.January 18, 2007 at 1:41 pm #38703
(no worries about copyrights or anything, ever),
What kinda copy rights you talkin about? Dose this mean we wont beable to make our own avatars? 😯January 18, 2007 at 1:59 pm #38704
imported_gcampParticipantJanuary 18, 2007 at 4:21 pm #38705
Ok thx for the information 🙂 i better start makin my new avatars then 8)January 18, 2007 at 11:44 pm #38706
Ok thx for the information 🙂 i better start makin my new avatars then 8)
Don’t panic – you have a bit of time. 😉January 23, 2007 at 3:09 pm #38707
Ooo, I know all about that kind of stuff.
You HAVE to keep the GIF around (like Shack says, it’s the animated thing).
The advantages of PNG over GIF (other than the licensing thing) are:
1./ Better Compression (potentially) (depends on the software used in real World).
2./ Option for 24bit colour with alpha channel.
Any UK people seen the Cif advert on TV?
“Hhheeef” [making little precise pronunciation sign with fingers]
Both vote here.January 23, 2007 at 8:18 pm #38708
Personally, I’d rather not have the animations. 😉January 24, 2007 at 12:54 pm #38709
Personally, I’d rather not have the animations. 😉
But But WHY? 🙁
Only because you cant think of any cool ones prob. 8)January 24, 2007 at 1:46 pm #38710
jdogParticipantJanuary 24, 2007 at 2:35 pm #38711
*questions cbx’s GIF animating ability*
I have another…
PNG files have a special gamma chunk thing. (Not always good). Sometimes you might want the exact same colour to appear the other end. (Think I said in a post before about my special colour code things).
Want to see my example? (It’s attached (hopefully (‘less they fixed it : ))).
Image file was created with single colour #63d7df.
Left: Saved as a GIF file (Corel Paint Shop Pro 10), colour is as it should be (#63d7df). (Interlaced 89a with no transparency, optimised Octree palette). 908 bytes.
Middle: Saved as a PNG (Corel Paint Shop Pro 10), it’s #58d2db 8 O (my end). (Interlaced, no transparency, optimised Octree palette, PC gamma). 155 bytes.
Right: Another PNG (Ulead Photo Impact 11), as it should be (#63d7df). (Interlaced, no transparency, detail palette). 120 bytes.
Just in case forum thing’s been changed, you’d better have a screenshot. (It’s a GIF of a screenshot from IE6 in Windows XP)January 24, 2007 at 3:02 pm #38712
Well in the big world of file creation (aka photoshop) .. GIF’s are pretty much only for the animations. And certain instances where the file size is a lot better using it. Otherwise its mostly JPG and PNG.
Regarding scorched… these things are so small size isn’t the problem. Regardless of format. (Unless you made some mega-sized animation.) And the last time I seen, animations don’t work in game. Which I’m glad.
As it’s distracting enough having to decide my shots – I don’t wanna look at some high-flashing animation thats bound to give someone a secure.
Now as far as the stats pages go… I don’t check often so I don’t often care.
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