kaled - 3:48 pm on Aug 26, 2009 (gmt 0) Kaled. [edited by: coopster at 3:47 pm (utc) on Aug. 28, 2009]
File size comparison : screenshot of a dialog 468 x 300 pixels (includes boxshot roughly 128 pixels square plus shadows/reflections in otherwise white margin).
JPG : 37 KB (truecolor : noticeable noise around lines and text)
PNG : 38 KB (truecolor : lossless - perfect)
GIF : 21 KB (256 color : some loss of quality in boxshot)
PNG : 12 KB (256 color : some loss of quality in boxshot)
JPEG is the wrong format for screenshots. However, it is fair to say some graphics programs may not perform color reduction well and this is essential.
[edit reason] fixed sidescroll [/edit]
[edited by: coopster at 3:47 pm (utc) on Aug. 28, 2009]