Linked by Andrew Youll on Wed 27th Jul 2005 16:58 UTC, submitted by Qwerty
Windows Microsoft has released some official screenshots of the just released beta 1 of Windows Vista, their upcoming Windows version. Microsoft has passed a major milestone with the release of its first full test version of Windows Vista, the next generation of its flagship operating system.
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RE[2]: 1MiB+ jpeg?
by evert on Wed 27th Jul 2005 18:43 UTC in reply to "RE: 1MiB+ jpeg?"
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PNG is a losless format, JPEG is not. that's why PNG's are bigger. But maybe you want to check the PNG compression rate, not all apps compress the PNG file to the optimum...

Screenshots, IE, and transparany are no problem at all because screenshots should not use transparancy. Anyway, IE only has transparancy problems if you use multiple alpha channels for your PNG file.

Microsoft just doesn't like PNG that much, on the other hand: you can store PNG files from MS Paint.

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RE[3]: 1MiB+ jpeg?
by on Wed 27th Jul 2005 19:09 in reply to "RE[2]: 1MiB+ jpeg?"
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Hmm, somehow you tried to correct my points by stating them again.
The original poster was whining about 1,5MB JPEGs, so I pointed out that a lossless PNG would be even bigger. If what the poster really wanted was a lossless image, well PNG is not the only format for that, a BMP or TIFF would do just as well.

Then he ranted on about PNG support in IE, but the only issues are related to transparency, nothing of relevance for screenshots.

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RE[4]: 1MiB+ jpeg?
by evert on Wed 27th Jul 2005 19:13 in reply to "RE[3]: 1MiB+ jpeg?"
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OK, thanks for your comment. I have to get used to the reply functionality that leaves awat quotes :-)

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