Gimp question

Jeff Schroeder jeff at
Mon Jan 9 08:32:31 MST 2006

Corey wrote:

> Unless you want your transparent image to render properly in an
> unfortunately common browser, Internet Explorer. It's a shame and a
> great example that Microsoft has managed to popularize some of the
> worst Internet software out there, but the fact remains.

Yes, IE has buckets of trouble with RGB (full-color, alpha-blended) 
PNGs.  But it handles indexed (256-color, 1-channel transparency) PNGs 
just fine.  Thus, if you only need 256 colors and a single transparency 
channel, PNG is preferable to GIF... even in IE.

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