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Martin Boekers
05-15-2013, 11:09 AM
I came across this and thought it would be good for those relatively new to graphics.....


http://sdgmag.com/tips/understanding-graphic-file-formats-0

Mike Null
05-15-2013, 11:16 AM
Marty

good link.

Doug Griffith
05-15-2013, 12:53 PM
Something to note regarding PNG.

Photoshop's "8 bit" is really 8 bits per channel. RGBA = 4 channels = 32 bits.

It's a little misleading

Rudy Ress
05-15-2013, 4:58 PM
Another point, which I recently learned, is that with JPG files you can not make the background transparent (e.g., white box around it or any other background).

Martin Boekers
05-15-2013, 5:32 PM
Another point, which I recently learned, is that with JPG files you can not make the background transparent (e.g., white box around it or any other background).

Yes that is true, I tend to use TIFFs for that as most my software recognizes it, sometimes PNGs do wierd things....:)