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Arthemis
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Milky Way
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 01-18-2002 14:27

I read a little bit on how the png format never got it's big break, and how major browsers don't even support it's best functions. Anyone can clarify on this one?

Perfect Thunder
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Milwaukee
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 01-18-2002 15:19

It's just one of those web tragedies. If you've already read up on it, you already know -- widespread browser support would be a godsend to designers, because alpha transparency in a web graphic would open up huge new possibilities. But for no good reason (and there is literally no good reason, just a few limp ones), few browsers fully support it.

Steve
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Boston, MA, USA
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 01-18-2002 17:20

IE5 for Mac does!

mr.maX
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Belgrade, Serbia
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 01-18-2002 19:06

And Mozilla (incl. all Mozilla based browsers) fully support PNG format...


moaiz
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Insane since: Nov 2000

posted posted 01-18-2002 21:02

Outside of the browsers issues.....the alpha functions of .psd's handle transparency better when imported into flash than the .gif extension. Using .png's with alpha channels can give you some nice FX with huge load times.



[This message has been edited by moaiz (edited 01-18-2002).]

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