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Re: JPEG or GIF- Which to use?
From David A on 12 May '00
replying to JPEG or GIF- Which to use? posted by Jeff

>What's the current thought on whether to use GIF or JPEG format for
>web images? I've heard JPEGs load faster, but I see tons of
>GIFs online. What are the advantages of each? Is there a significant
>quality difference? Can anyone point me to a site that discusses the
>pros and cons of each format?

Usually use gifs. Except with images that have tons of colors, like actual photos, then use jpg.

Yes, I know there are many exceptions so don't flame me. I'm just trying to give some general advice.

One of these exceptions.

gifs compress horizontally. So if you had an image for a webpage background that was some sort of left to right color fade it would be smaller as a jpg. Even if there were relatively few colors.

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