which type of picture file

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  1. 1 2 3

    1 2 3 Registered Member

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    there are different image types, jpg, png etc.

    which image type should i choose for screenshots? i'm looking for-
    1. acceptable quality,nothing special, text should be clearly readable
    2. the size of the picture file should be as small as possible
    3. as basic as possible
     
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    I've seen postings (elsewhere? here?) that strongly recommend using PNG if you're trying to post a copy of the image with your forum message. It's similar to JPG but virtually loss-free -- I'd imagine file sizes are larger than JPG for that reason.
     
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    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    If you don't want to compromise on the quality - png.
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  5. rice4lunch

    rice4lunch Registered Member

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    png w/ compression gives almost the same size as gif (256 color).
    but GIF is more portable (>> older comps).
     
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