Now accepting PNG and JPEG files

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Now accepting PNG and JPEG files

#1 Post by webfork » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:20 pm

The site has been using only GIF files for screenshots in entries, but Andrew was kind enough to open things up to both JPG and PNG files. This has a pretty sizable space advantage in many cases: PNG is almost always smaller than regular GIF files (unless 32-bit color is enabled) and JPG generally compresses multi-color (paintings/photographs) files better than both.

I've already gone through around 15 entries and pushed files over to PNG format and saved some bandwidth.

RIOT is great at this, by the way.

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Edit: Related Post: The Effort to convert over to PNG

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Re: Now accepting PNG and JPEG files

#2 Post by SYSTEM » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:02 am

Great! :)
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Re: Now accepting PNG and JPEG files

#3 Post by tproli » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:56 am

Finally! The 256 color limitations was a bigger issue in case of GIF images. Just look at some gradients on the screenshots: they look like most images back somewhere in 1995.

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