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Does the world need another photo compression format?
No, JPEG works just fine. Why another format?
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 68% 13
Yes, e-mail and Web pages need smaller files, and I love Microsoft.
15%
 15% 3
Maybe, but I'm concerned about it being a Microsoft product.
15%
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Total Votes : 19
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:02 pm Reply and quote this post
PNG is really great, and I agree is the future, but slow download times (compression) can be an issue, and out PNG banner doesnt work in IE6 properly, with a white border as transparency isnt *properly* supported; but it offers better quality to compression ratio than gif obviously, and alot better then JPEG, but JPEG is way better for images, and PNG for graphics (over GIFs which I think are almost dead). All new browsers do and will support PNG/PNG2 and JPEG/JPEG2, and micorosft will be the only one, with IE7 supporting their propretary format; and it wont take off...  
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:38 pm Reply and quote this post
Still like png better
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Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:01 pm Reply and quote this post
PNG will make GIF become obsolite as there is better lossless compression, browser compliancy and internet speeds; and JPEG2 will be the standard for photos with millions of colours
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Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:07 pm Reply and quote this post
I like jpg best. but don't forget about tiff and bmp.
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Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:01 am Reply and quote this post
jpg gives better speeds and also better quality for photos, BMPP is a bitmap good for some momotone graphics, and... bitmap (not vector) graphics. TIFF is inductry standard for lossless compression, unlike JPG, and that really is the how PNG is better than JPG, TIFF, much like PNG has larger file sizes sometimes, but little or no compression, great compatablilty, and is also smaller however than your photoshop PSD, although I dont think they support layers, you can use the EPS TIFF that can.
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Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:41 pm Reply and quote this post
Please Microsoft, you do not need to add to complications of the digital world. With the flash memory competition out there, we don't need formats for pictures. I would especially hate that format since it would not help my mac whatsoever.
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Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:58 pm Reply and quote this post
I don't think I'd embrace WMP simply because it's Microsoft. I'd rather stick to an open, cross-platform standard.
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Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:07 pm Reply and quote this post
Ugh JPEG will do just fine thank you.
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:10 pm Reply and quote this post
PNG on occasions, but overall JPEG.

I do think JPEG will die off in time though, roughly 3 years.

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Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:43 pm Reply and quote this post
There are a lot of programs that would have to be updated for the new file format. My favorite file types are PNG and TGA.
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Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:25 am Reply and quote this post
There are sufficient great options out there - JPEG(2000, TGA) and PNG have already been mentioned. I think Microsoft's new proprietary format is only aimed at controlling the market... not at advancing technology or convenience.
Microsoft not only tried to replace MP3s but PDFs and Java. The latter two attempts have quite miserably failed. In the audio section, they've created a good deal of division and disturbance. Many corporate audio providers do use Windows media formats. However, as long as this content is accessible for all platform the problem is one of poor choice rather than actual exclusion. This new attack on the format front may not prove that harmless.

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Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:06 am Reply and quote this post
Macorian wrote:
I think Microsoft's new proprietary format is only aimed at controlling the market... not at advancing technology or convenience.


Yep, this is my beef with just about everything MS does. All that money for research and development, and it mostly goes on stifling competition.

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Mon May 21, 2007 10:54 pm Reply and quote this post
i like BMP!! IT is fine with qulaty though takes some space
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