| 5:46 pm on May 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
|What browsers support PNG? |
I did a quick search and this one is what I found
| 6:06 pm on May 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
And who knew there were so many PNG utilities [libpng.org] available?
I'm thinking that as long as you stick to using PNG more like you would a gif, with binary transparency instead of the cool alpha transparency that PNG supports but many browsers still do not, you're pretty well safe.
I suppose I really ought to download one of the Mac PNG apps listed on the libpng.org site, and give it a try...
| 6:11 pm on May 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Besides the alpha channel support what is the advantage of PNG?
| 6:27 pm on May 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
As compared to gif: Smaller file sizes possible, wider range of color supported, no messy patent/licensing issues [burnallgifs.org]...
| 6:56 pm on May 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I am a little behind on PNG. Can you make animations?
| 7:14 pm on May 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
There is a related format called MNG for animation... I don't really know anything about it though.
[ligpng.org...] seems to be the central repository of info on all things PNG/MNG related... Here [libpng.org] is their page of applications that support the MNG format.
| 7:41 pm on May 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Advantages of PNG (portable network graphic):
-lossless compression scheme
-supports 8-bit indexed color, 16-bit greyscale, and 24-bit color.
-smaller file size than GIF in most cases
-variable transparency levels