Gimp question

Jeff Schroeder jeff at
Mon Jan 9 08:25:39 MST 2006

Shane wrote:

> PNG images don't go through the rigmarole of an indexed palette.
> With PNG you can use the full RGB palette as well as a full alpha
> (transparency) channel.  Use PNG in preference to GIF if you can.

Absolutely.  You can index a PNG image, just like GIF, and the image 
file will almost always be smaller than the corresponding GIF.  Since 
you also get transparency (1-channel or full alpha), a PNG can do 
everything a GIF can do except animation.  In other words, there's 
almost no reason to use GIF.

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