Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Oct 2010 14:17 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Yes, yes, it's that time of the year again - a new Fiona Apple album confirmed (which makes anything that happens between now and spring 2011 irrelevant and annoying), MorphOS 2.6 released (will be the next news item), and, of course, a new Ubuntu release showcasing the best of the best that the Free software world has to offer in the desktop world.
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RE[6]: Design fail
by WereCatf on Mon 11th Oct 2010 02:38 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Design fail"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

"going from a pixel-perfect render to a file in a lossy format such as JPG or PNG"

PNG isn't lossy. It is pixel-perfect.

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RE[7]: Design fail
by dizzey on Mon 11th Oct 2010 07:26 in reply to "RE[6]: Design fail"
dizzey Member since:
2005-10-15

Not true at all png can be lossy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lossy_compression

but it can be used as lossless to.

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RE[8]: Design fail
by bitwelder on Mon 11th Oct 2010 09:12 in reply to "RE[7]: Design fail"
bitwelder Member since:
2010-04-27

Well, citing "your" sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_Network_Graphics
Portable Network Graphics (PNG, pronounced /ˈpɪŋ/[1] ping) is a bitmapped image format that employs lossless data compression.

That's the main usage for PNG.

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RE[8]: Design fail
by WereCatf on Mon 11th Oct 2010 11:58 in reply to "RE[7]: Design fail"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

If you had read the source you yourself linked you would have noticed that lossy PNG is a one-man research project. The word "research" reads right there inside brackets. It is not in any way part of the standard nor is it supported anywhere. A standard PNG file is always lossless and pixel-perfect.

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