From: Spehro Pefhany
Subject: Re: Graphics Quality...jpg, png, tiff
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Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 03:13:15 GMT
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On Thu, 09 Jan 2003 19:06:18 -0800, the renowned Jim Weir
>With a couple of proprietary drafting packages (CM2K and Autosketch), I can only
>save images easily by "printing" them to .pdf and then going in to Acrobat and
>exporting them as jpg, png, or tiff formats.
>Presuming that I care less about file size (hard disks being dimes per meg these
>days), which of these formats should I use to preserve the maximum amount of
>detail in the image (some grayscale, some color)?
TIFF is probably the best image format if you don't care about image
size. Avoid JPG, especially for images that are not photos. PNG is
better if you care about file size, but it's still lossless. JPG is
lossy. I think if you need CMYK you may have or want to go with TIFF.
>One additional constraint is that I'm going to take whatever format I have and
>import it into Paintshop and save it as a bmp for import into my owner's
Don't know anything about Paintshop, and I try to avoid BMP images
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