On Mon, 2 Apr 2001 14:37:09 +0100 Alan Tyson
> Is it perhaps that jpeg is specially suited to
> 'photographic' images, and not to areas of single solid
> colours with sharp edges like Henk's image? The latter is
> rare in photographic images, and lossless gif does an
> excellent compression job on that sort of thing anyway.
Yes, that is correct: JPEG is worse for graphic stuff like lettering featuring
single, solid colours, and also much larger than GIF on such images. But GIF is
inefficient on photographic images, and can be just plain terrible, depending
on the palette selected and saved.
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