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Re: Question, Bug in a tutorial
"Philipp Gühring" wrote:
> Which graphic format is recommended to be used with GGI?
I don't know if GGI has any special needs - I doubt it.
> PCX is too small and has just the 8 Bit Color mode. I want Truecolor
> images. Any suggestions? Any sourcecode?
The image file formats I like best are '.RGB' (also known as "SGI
Both support alpha channels. Both can cope with either 8 bit or 24 bit
colour. Both have *lossless* compression.
RGB files are really easy to parse, PNG files are understood by web
browsers and support progressive loading.
GIF are a no-no for stoopid legal reasons - they also only support
8 bit colour and 1 bit alpha.
JPEG uses lossy compression - unacceptable for most applications.
TIFF is too damned complicated - it's gotten out of hand and too many
tage are not handled by too many reader/writers.
PCX deepy sucks because it's not really a standard - there are just
too many ad-hoc additions from too many places.
BMP is Microsoft and changes with every new revision of Windoze.
Everything else is too obscure - or has other problems.
So - RGB and PNG get my vote.
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