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My 656 k jpg image when saved for the Web becomes a 125,1 k gif. Which one is heavier? In other words: what does the comma mean? (I know Americans use comma's where we use points and vice versa - I think - but still find this very confusing). -- Groet, Adriana. [Gravity is a myth. The Earth s.]...

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    My 656 k jpg image when saved for the Web becomes a 125,1 k gif.
    Which one is heavier? In other words: what does the comma mean?
    (I know Americans use comma's where we use points and vice versa - I think
    - but still find this very confusing).
    --
    Groet, Adriana.
    [Gravity is a myth. The Earth s.]
    A.Translator Guest

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    Adriana,

    The comma there has no significance that I can think of, but I'm thinking the gif would be smaller as it contains so few colors compared to the jpg. Maybe you converted to a gif for the transparency ability, but your image will certainly have tons fewer colors in it. If you knew that, then everything is good.

    Nancy
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    On Fri, 8 Aug 2003 08:09:11 -0700, Nancy S wrote:
    > Maybe you converted to a gif for the transparency ability, but your image will certainly have tons fewer colors in it. If you knew that, then everything is good.
    Thank you. No, I did not know it but always understood one should make the
    image as small as possible for the web and the colours don't show up there
    as we would want them to anyway.

    So: yes, now I know that the comma is of no significance, I am quite happy
    with the slimming down of my jpg.

    --
    Groet, Adriana.
    [Gravity is a myth. The Earth s.]
    A.Translator Guest

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    On Fri, 8 Aug 2003 08:25:09 -0700, Richard Coencas wrote:
    > The rule of thumb is use JPEG when you want continuous colors like in photos and use GIF for graphics where you have limited or solid colors.
    Thanks for bringing me up to date!
    What about the weight issue, though?
    --
    Groet, Adriana.
    [Gravity is a myth. The Earth s.]
    A.Translator Guest

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    Adriana: It looks like the 656k JPEG is being converted into a 125.1 k GIF, which is about one quarter the size of the original JPEG. That would make sense, as GIF throws away much of the color information found in a JPEG. So the GIF would definitely be smaller.

    Chuck
    Chuck Snyder Guest

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    Adriana

    It looks like it could have been a decimal point. Smaller file, lets show smaller figures.

    Paul
    Paul L UK Guest

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    Adrianna, the weight issue ? Using GIF instead of JPEG compression for web you will be choosing quantity ( or lack there of ) over quality. I try not to go below 70 for Jpeg compression but i have done it...while gritting my teeth.
    Jodi Frye Guest

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    On Fri, 8 Aug 2003 17:15:17 -0700, Jodi Frye wrote:
    > Using GIF instead of JPEG compression for web you will be choosing quantity ( or lack there of ) over quality.


    Thank you all for your responses - as always verr helpful and friendly.
    --
    Groet, Adriana.
    [Gravity is a myth. The Earth s.]
    A.Translator Guest

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