the lovely and talented David Grund
broadcast on comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html,comp.graphics.apps.paint-shop-pro:
DG> Hello, people! Simple question: Should the majority of - or all
DG> of - the graphics used in my web site be in GIF or JPG format?
Use JPGs for photographs and similar graphics. Use GIFs for logos and
most kinds art, especially that with sharp lines and large areas of
the same color (cartoons, most buttons, arrows, symbols, signs, and
similar dodads. In other words: a photograph of Christmas lights -
use jpg; drawing of Christmas lights, used as a border - gif is
DG> As far as I've seen, JPG's maintain all of the colors used in the
DG> palette - even if there are more than 256...correct? But they are
DG> also smaller in size.
Not entirely so. GIFs can be smaller, especially for the kinds
of art GIFs are good for.
DG> It's a tough decision. I make logos, headers, divider lines,
DG> icons, tiny icons, banners, and more. How do I choose between the
DG> file formats?
All of the above are better as gifs. Gifs will be smaller than
jpgs in many cases, and lettering and lines will remain sharp.
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